Saturday 22 November 2014

Hermès closes Paris Fashion Week

Published 06/03/2014 | 10:20

Models present creations by French designer Christophe Lemaire as part of his Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Hermes during Paris Fashion Week March 5, 2014.        REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)
Models present creations by French designer Christophe Lemaire as part of his Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Hermes during Paris Fashion Week March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)
A model presents a creation by French designer Christophe Lemaire as part of his Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Hermes during Paris Fashion Week March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

Hermès closed Paris Fashion Week yesterday.

Creative director Christophe Lemaire brought the current season of shows to an end for the second time in a row, going for a sophisticated aesthetic, which while polished, lacked many surprises.

Many of the pieces represented the key trends which have been seen over the last few months. Primarily this was evident in the masculine tailoring and devotion to outerwear, where once again coats were the big news. This was obvious from the first look, which saw a model wearing a cocoon-style light grey overcoat with oversized lapels. This was put over loose white trousers and a matching blouse which were so stiff they looked like they were made from paper.

Perhaps more wearable was a beautifully-tailored black overcoat, which was double breasted and boasted a double lapel and collar which stood up at the back of the neck.

The palette was muted, with tones of beige accented with dark mustard and bottle green.

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Other looks included textured fabrics, which again have been big news during all four fashion weeks. This was apparent in one of the more high-fashion looks, which saw a winter coat falling to the knee and made of long fur. There were also shorter, chubby jackets and a trouser suit, which was made of a velvet-type fabric.

Also showing yesterday was Miu Miu, who went in the opposite direction in terms of colour for Fall/Winter 14. Pastels reigned supreme here, with the first look a light yellow minidress teamed with a pale pink coat. Both were given added interest due to the fabric, which was slightly puffy and gave the look a sporty vibe.

The relaxed feel was kept up through most of the show, even when the pieces were a little dressier such as a blue shiny miniskirt paired with a loose shirt and with a large overcoat on top. Again variations of this look were seen throughout the show, in an echo of the long coat with short skirt aesthetic seen at Louis Vuitton.

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