Hermès © Copyright 2019
Beauty is quite a mysterious thing. There was a time when it had to be synonymous with perfection; it was an Ideal. We had almost forgotten that the Ideal could also be altered. And had to be.
It never was that fixed, rigid unbending thing; it is the constantly changing horizon. And perfection? Ah, nowadays perfection takes a backseat to movement. Beauty: all kinds.
We catch a glimpse of these beauties in silhouettes striding forth, blithely unafraid of paradox, of unexpected alliances — on the contrary. Kalós as the Greeks used to say.
Using that same term, they pretended to confound the beautiful and the good. Physical splendour and moral grandeur. The Greeks always had a good sense of humor — of the clairvoyant kind.
Our metamorphoses have become our new idealism, our only beauty. He watches her dress. Organdy and leather. Light, powerful. When she puts it on, her hand beckons to a new horizon. Whisper sweet nothings in my ear? Let us stroll under a Bubinga pink sky, into dusk.
Whisper sweet nothings in my ear? Laisse-moi tranquille.
Hermès © Copyright 2019
HE STRIDES THROUGH THE SUMMER WITH CONFIDENCE AND LIGHTNESS
His summery nonchalance flourishes in ample and generous volumes, which convey a sense of happy freedom. Fluid and airy materials make him feel laid-back and some pieces are even reversible. Here, the emblematic materials are reinvented in total simplicity with ingenuity and know-how.
The silk scarves, in their original tones or overdyed, are assembled in cheerful and relaxed configurations on jackets and shirts. His journey leaves the memory of a relaxed and spontaneous silhouette. Mint, aqua, plum, and bubble gum pink are the invigorating and colourful flavours of his summer.
Khaki, mint, celadon, lagoon, aqua, plum, bubble gum pink, tobacco, rust, corn, desert, sand, silex, hemp, foam, white.
LINES AND FABRICS
Blousons with ribbing and straight blousons with knit collars, coats in rubberised lambskin, contrasted lining and waxed edges. Blousons with V neck in knit, sweatshirts with hood and over-shirts with short sleeves in velvet lambskin and smooth lambskin inlays.
Straight blousons with detachable collar, zipped coats with zig-zag topstitching and pleated trousers, belt with snap-on tabs in Étrivière lambskin. Sweatshirts and jogging trousers in fleecy metis goatskin. Parkas and windbreakers with zipped high collar in crinkled technical canvas with checks or in water-repellent Toilight with mini-gingham or checks.
Zipped over-shirts with short sleeves and sweatshirts in braided cotton voile. Zipped parkas and sweatshirts with hood in technical cotton gabardine with zig-zag topstitching. Zipped sweatshirts with hood and cardigans in water-repellent cotton weave in striped Ottoman. Windbreakers with zipped high collar in raised technical corduroy cotton.
Three-button shirt-jackets, zipped blousons and large shirts in silk scarf patchwork, original version or overdyed. Three-button jackets in water-repellent Toilight with mini-gingham or checks, or reversible checks / mini-gingham. Three-button jackets in crepe cotton serge. Three-button jackets, double patch pockets, in crepe cotton serge or crinkled checks.
Oversize pullovers and cardigans in cotton and cashmere, embroidered with lambskin. High neck pullovers in cashmere and silk, été indien drawing. Tee-shirts with Tunisian collar and cardigans in crepe cotton with offset colours. Étude pour un carré tee-shirts with short sleeves in cashmere. Tank tops in cotton crepe.
Shirts with baseball neckline, shirts with pockets and drawstring high collar, blouson-shirts with short sleeves and transformable collar, in plain cotton poplin. Collarless shirts, with blouson collar or baseball neckline in crepon cotton.
Large shirts with supple collar or high collar in cotton poplin with stick stripes, in washed silk or in graph cotton weave. Shirts with drawstring high collar in graph cotton weave. Tee-shirts in cotton jersey and unframed overdyed silk scarf.
Large trousers with double tour belt in cotton drill, in cotton serge, in stretch cotton serge or in denim. Pleated trousers and belt with snap-on tabs in cotton drill, in cotton serge or in technical cotton gabardine. Trousers with elastic waist in cotton serge, in crackled or striped cotton poplin. Pleated Bermuda shorts in cotton serge.