For many seasons, artistic director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski has been solidifying her vision for the modern female uniform at Hermès, and for fall/winter 2022, there seems to be a new focus: The body.
The silhouettes are elongated and accentuated by the stretch and structure simultaneously created through long panels of soft leather and stretch fabric on skin tight leather pants and second-skin jackets. Similarly, leather and mesh are used in contrast to highlight both fit and transparency in pleated skirts and sheer tops. And those sporty bodysuits — in full length and micro-shorts, styled playfully with thigh-high leg warmers — are just so sexy, a word not usually used to describe an Hermès collection. There are also playful mini dresses moulded from thick felted wool and finished with leather piping, as well as fuzzy wool body hugging jumpsuits exuding warmth and comfort. One of our favourites in the collection is the ultra-mini-shorts cocooned by protective, generously proportioned coats. Essentially, Vanhee-Cybulski wants to make luxurious clothes to be worn and lived in.
Other highlights include tiny bells integrated into the necks of tops and the belts of skirts and shorts, and a new jacket closure concept with leather straps and loops that recalls the fine horse harnesses of Thierry Hermès workshop in Paris in the 1830s.
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