Insta-Critic: Bold Color Defines the New Hermès

The debut of a new creative director is always a much anticipated affair. Today’s, from Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, formerly of The Row and Céline, had Hermès fans breathing a sigh of relief: the house’s reputation for refined elegance is still in good hands. Vanhee-Cybulski sent out a decidedly covered-up collection of long sleeves, high necks, and long skirts. Still, there was a move to reinvigorate old classics with pops of yellow, red, and blue. And even the classic Hermès equestrian blanket got reimagined as a luxe cashmere poncho coat, complete with the modern touch of a sporty racer stripe.

Beautiful color at Nadége Vanhee’s Hermes debut! #pfw

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A parade of rich reds

Bright pops of primary colors

The striped blanket coat for fall

So #chic it’s calming me… Bravo Nadege @hermes #hermes

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Luxe textiles stay refined yet modern