simply beautiful. the fifth look/photo (with the geometric prints) must have been inspired by sonia delaunay. wonder if they know about the upcoming exhibition of sonia delaunay's fashions at the cooper-hewitt national design museum in nyc?
i just finished blogging about this collection, so exquisite! I call it "fashion nomad"– it channels that old 20s-30s orientalist excursion chic. Imagine a gutsy screen siren traipsing through a Moroccan bazaar.
My post will be up later today, take a look. I only wish I could steal Scott's pics–they are divine and make the clothes look that much better!
Love this collection– the colors are gorgeous! The hats with visors and chinstraps recall for me the Indonesian jilbab style of head scarf. Actually, all these looks have loose, flowing pieces that I could see on wealthy women who cover. After Ungaro, etc. it's great to see a collection that covers things up a little more.
I am not sure why some people were surprised when Lemaire was announced as Gaultier's successor at the helm of HermĂ¨s. His talent is undoubted. He turned Lacoste around. He has established a great brand for himself.
That his first collection is a resounding success is everything but a surprise!
Spectacular collection by Lemaire! The colors, the textures, the silouettes…magnificent! The workmanship on the leather is what makes Hermes, Hermes. Of course, your photos captured all this so succinctly.
Personnally I think it's a good start for Lemaire. But the collection is not to best. Too 80's, too gimmicky. But there are some great items and we should give Lemaire time to develop his own style within Hermes….
I prefered what Jean Paul Gaultier did for HermĂ¨s by far. Not only was it luxurious and beautiful, it had a touch of fantasy and playfulness that was truly the HermĂ¨s spirit and made the collections special.
Some of the pieces are very pretty, but high waisted, baggy leather pants, as in the first photo?? NEVER. And there were other looks in the show that should stay only on the runway. I am very mixed about this collection.
Love the colors. Is it me or is there a strong resemblance to Fall 2011 and the movie Blade Runner? I'm ready for instead of the fashion industry, the travel industry to be a bit more sci-fi as in Transporters with no TSA. :0)
I loved JPG at Hermes so Lemaire's transitioning into the role may take a moment of adjustment for me. One thing that jumps out though (besides those delicious boots in the last photo) is the simplicity and wearability of the shapes, all the better to show off the exquisite craftsmanship and quality of materials upon which Hermes prides itself.
i love the stage set for this show – the staircase is like a contemporary urban view, people (models in this case) walking throgh the city scape. You also see the blue sky in the background and the models are bathed in low sunlight at the top of the stairs – nice touch! The wooden architectural structure is beautiful too, and match the clothes well. Only the tiled floor is a bit too much (bit I guess the patchwork and handicraft detailing in the collection carried them off into fetish land.. but a beautiful collection staged in the most precise way, imitating the "real world" of the city.
its awesome to see a collection that brings new ideas. to many fashion shows just show over and over again what a see in magazines and store windows. when i look at collections i do want to see something new. But…… Robin hood? seriously?