Friday, May 20, 2011

Hermes Fall Winter 2011-2012 Collection

Hermes Fall Winter 2011-2012 Collection

Hermes Fall Winter 2011-2012 Collection – Womenswear Hermes Fall Winter Trends 2012: We all were afraid that after Christophe Lemaire’s appointment to the top job at Hermès the image of the brand would change dramatically. Fortunately, this didn’t happen. The designer was able to understand the values of the label and his collection for Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 season turned out very Hermes.

However, it was clearly Lemaire’s as well. What surprised a lot was the blurred line between womenswear and menswear. Although masculinization of ladies’ fashion has been taking place for awhile the designer was able to take it to the new level.

The central concept of Hermes Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 collection was nomadic travel. And the clothing, most of it, was wide enough and comfy for plenty of walking and riding. Some of the garments made in shape of suits were too broad and some looked even ridiculous but as parts of this collection they were very harmonious.

Sweeping caftans, elongated kurtas, kimonos, super wide quilted coats and hooded jackets – these all looked amazing. Occasional elegant pieces like leather knee-length skirts, and white coats with asymmetric collars or pockets, added glamour to the Hermes Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 collection.

The color palette was practical and ranged between desert neutrals to imperial red, orange, and jade green.

The details in Hermes Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 range were interesting and included obi belts, tassels, lacquered bracelets and pendant neck pieces. However majority of footwear didn’t impress much. Paired with tights in the matching hue the golden shoes looked weird. But leather and suede high-boots were stylish.

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