Thursday, December 25, 2014

FW2014: Cavalcadour Fleuri

Surprise !

One of the most stunning designs I have seen in a while - definitely making the ultra-rare "unforgettables" list - is this cashmere/silk shawl.  A fresh take on the classic Cavalcadour (one of the most popular designs the House has produced over time), this pattern is surely imprinted in our minds - and our hearts -, giving the person sporting it the assurance of wearing a stunning piece of art and feeling like the proverbial $1MM.

I chose to feature this design during the week of Christmas for looking at it - thanks to its fresh colours and sharp contrast, and to its amazing pattern - is like opening up a wonderfully wrapped gift, only to be mesmerized and enchanted by its content.

Have a safe Holiday season, enjoying every moment of it !

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Collection FW2014: Les Sportives

There, a glimpse of the essence of smart, 1930s chic: elongated, slim silhouettes, a discreet waistline, cropped hair, slacks, gilets and blazers, cut in fluid, comfortable fabrics. Wardrobe essentials for every active, modern woman, then as now. Our figures are the essence of relaxed chic. Each new fashionable haunt imposes its own, specially-adapted look, and each outfit is evocatively named for a resort, a way of getting there, or a sporting activity. 

This pocket square is really wonderful and a joy to wear.  Try it for fun - you won't regret it !

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Collection FW2014: Un Jardin sur le Toit

One of the nicest designs in my mind, a veritable postcard of a world apart, "Un Jardin sur le toit" ("A garden on the roof") depicts the now-legendary Maison head office at 24, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré with its rooftop garden - a wonderful oasis in the middle of a busy city and a constant source of inspiration for plant lovers and Hermes' own in-house "nose", the equally legendary perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena (the one who created the fragrance with the same name and whose creation inspired the launch of this wonderful carré design, which had originally (2011) accompanied the perfume bottles for the launch).

The white-and-green border is superb, infusing light and energy into the carré and triggering admirations from on-lookers.

Collection SS2015: Glitch

Initially, the word “glitch” was used to describe an electronic malfunction that distorted the image on the screen. This phenomenon gave rise to a new aesthetic developed by the glitch art movement. For this scarf, designer Dimitri Rybaltchenko ushers the Hermes Ex-Libris into the digital age, subjecting it to this unexpected effect.