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Studded boots, bucket bags, tropical wallpaper, matching silk pantsuits, and even patterned porcelain dishware—it may not sound as if there could be a fashionable focus, but Hermès casually debunks that thought, and offers its delectably diverse collection for fall/winter 2015.
All categories—men, women, accessories, and home—offer a fresh new look at some old classics, such as the iconic silk scarf and the ever-present enamel bangle bracelet. Thanks to a slew of new prints, patterns, and colors, this collection is provided with a fresh, and even daring, new look.
A few pieces in the women’s collection easily became favorites, and it was all due to their simplicity. The Chaîne d’ancre strappy heel is a black suede and goatskin design that deserves plenty attention on summer nights. It mimics two different chain-links for a masculine feel, but offers a feminine feature with its striking stiletto heel. In contrast, the ankle boot in black calfskin, donned with gold pyramid studs is a three-strapped beauty perfect for any morning or night, dinner or day out. The new leather Farming Clouté— Hermès’ clever “bag in a box,” adds every necessary element for perfect matching accessories.
Other bag standouts include: the black Virevolte 35 clutch in calfskin; the asexual Cabacity 45 two-in-one bag, equipped with a soft removable bag, and a sturdy, structured exterior; the men’s Sac à Dépêches 38 briefcase, and the girly Maxibox Mini—a miniature boxy red calfskin clutch with an extra long wrist strap.
The new jewelry assortment also failed to disappoint with delicate necklaces, double-rings, watches, and new stackable bulky bangles. The gold and silver Delos bracelets, coming in an array of shapes and sizes, gain their inspiration from the name’s location (an island in Greece), and can be worn separately or together for a customizable collection. The Filet D’or collection encompassing nearly all accessories—necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings—finds its origin in Hermès’ first jewel created by the house in 1927. Its double-cuffed ring is complemented by a bracelet, necklace and earring pair boasting similar circular closures.
The fall/winter 2015 collection also brings on many firsts to the Hermès table: an onyx and marble serving tray; a matching mink fur duo—a soft baseball cap and a winter cuff; the Chinese board game Mah-Jong in rosewood and calfskin; and an eclectic, tropical miniature serving tray. Other home pieces include home fragrance, dishware, cushions, blankets, and a large selection of striking wallpaper from Robert Fallet, Franck Mouteault, and Louis Boquin.