Hermès Autumn Winter 2011

Christophe Lemaire’s first collection as design (or creative?) director at Hermes has been overshadowed by fashion week’s big dramas. I like that he has added his sporty handwriting to the collection, but has not taken it too far from what Jean Paul Gaultier did, there is still a bit of fantasy present in the show. I won’t say I loved it, there were a few too many parkas for my liking, the way he used the leather was tacky at times, and some of the shapes weren’t exactly chic, but I think Hermes has made the right decision. Give Lemaire a few seasons to get settled, and I think he will do very well for them.

I love…

Hermes, Christophe Lemaire, fur, leather, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a beautiful loose-fitting white dress.

Hermes, Christophe Lemaire, fur, leather, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a nod to the typical 80's big shoulder fur coat but modernized. Get rid of the bird though, that is dumb.

Hermes, Christophe Lemaire, fur, leather, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a beautiful soft leather hooded coat, and leather boots that match your pants.

Hermes, Christophe Lemaire, fur, leather, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

the perfect coat.

I loathe…

Hermes, Christophe Lemaire, fur, leather, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a bathmat coat.

Hermes, Christophe Lemaire, fur, leather, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

baggy leather trousers.

Hermes, Christophe Lemaire, fur, leather, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

an unattractive print, and too much of it.

Hermes, Christophe Lemaire, fur, leather, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

bad eighties shoulders.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • AmandaG

    I actually find that “perfect coat” to be kind of turd-like. But the coat with the bird is magnificent (minus the bird).

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the colour is quite turd-like, and the shape could be considered turd-like too. But I still love it. Maybe make mine in black?

  • AmandaG

    Black could save it, I agree. P.S. Love your blog, really glad I stumbled across your site. Not enough people give a real perspective on anything. I appreciate yours.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks! Glad you are enjoying it.

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    Awesome woman  Winter collection dress . really love all these dresses …