Hermes sent their spring/summer 2012 collection down the Paris Fashion Week runway today and the line stayed true to the classic styles the fashion world has come to expect from the iconic design house. Hermes showed a collection filled with equestrian inspired designs and shades of orange, vivid blue, deep plum, dark navy, creamy off-white and shades of neutral tan.
The handbag collection on the runway showed shoulder bags which were classic in silhouette; yet evoked a 1970’s vibe.
The collection was defined by its colours. The first and longest white period included oversized, near-harem trousers and oversized jackets, simple-looking shift and tunic dresses, and wide culottes with three delicately wrought strips running through the calf. There were a distressing amount of headscarf-cum-wimples, a full skirt split to the side, and a wide shouldered gilet with shoulders of leather and a back panel of mesh. Things became a half Grecian, half 1980's vision of futuristic dress with a series of heavily pleated white numbers with leather details that would have been great in an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25st Century . Most of the models wore leather headbands from which fell a fringe cut severely straight at the eye-brow line.
Long skirts, harem pants and headbands were featured in the Runway.