Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski made her debut at Hermès this morning with a restrained collection that flexed her luxury muscle. There was plenty of leather, scarf prints, and other Hermès signatures, as well as some sunny knit separates that will surely be fan favorites.
The runway displayed all of what the house holds sacred: Leather craftsmanship flaunted on sparely cut riding coats in blue/black lambskin and slim, straight-leg pants in vertical strips of different leathers and suedes; the iconic scarves retuned as a silk sailor top and inverted-pleat skirt, both in saturated pimento red; equestrian codes worked as navy blanket coats with burgundy and light blue stripes, and the pockets on a coated quilted jacket done in exaggerated saddle shapes. The overall look was minimal, with tradition guiding everything to a tasteful place on the luxury spectrum, where decorum took the blue ribbon and fashion was a distant runner up.
Photos: Yannis Vlamos