Hermès Fall Winter 2012

Western ponchos and coats, pirate-style pants, and outlaw chic dominated this Hermès show, until the seventies floral prints took over, and the result was not pretty. Silhouettes were bulky and unflattering, the garments lacked finesse, and those luxurious classics we’ve come to expect from Hermès were few and far between. Just because they have access to some of the finest leathers and suede in the world, does not necessarily mean that Christophe Lemaire will do nice things with them. I love Hermès with all my heart, but I also don’t find it too distressing when their runway shows don’t look good. I’m not interested in their clothes, it is all about the bags and jewelry (by Pierre Hardy) as far as I’m concerned.

I love…

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the casual Hermès girl.

I loathe…

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the Hermes cowboy-pirate. Yuck.

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when fur looks incredibly bulky and unflattering. There have been many developments in fur construction techniques, a coat does not need to make you look 20 pounds heavier.

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a leather shirt worn with baggy leather trousers? I don't know if this is scary or depressing. But that coat looks beautiful.

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that the show took a turn towards seventies hippy with these florals, which look totally out of place.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Roshh Ko

    I really don’t get anything from their clothing line and I think that when brands are making bags/shoes/accessories as a whole, there’s no place for clothing as well. I know it’s business, but I don’t like when bad fitting clothing is put out there.

  • AnaO

    These baggy leather pants are ubiquitous on the runways. I really don’t want to see them in the street next season. Or a plastic version of them in H&M. Please.

  • jasper

    jpg for hermes is a hard act to follow, but this looks terrible. it looks urban oufitters/topshoppy.. – gone wrong

  • Anonymous

     Oh god, the plastic version that will end up in the fast fashion stores will be HIDEOUS.

  • Anonymous

     Yes, I totally agree. I could understand if they were making clothing that was relevant to their brand, but they aren’t. It feels like they are doing this just to do it. And as you say, there is no place for it.