On day six of Paris Fashion Week the French House Hermes held their SS21 show in at the Tennis Club de Paris. Creative Director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, known for her surrealism created a collection inspired by ancient Greece and Rome, but also a collection taken from her yesteryear. Old sketchbooks from when she was a fashion design student at the Royal Academy of Antwerp was the brainstorm behind the 45 looks in the collection.
Vanhee-Cybulski is a hugger and has missed human touch and social closeness, so the collection reflected this emptiness. Coats in the collection have built-in scarves. She also directed attention to Greco-Roman column prints, which adorned the runway. The ancient world inspiration can be seen in the collection where the female form and curves are accentuated through tailoring and the column prints.
Custom made clogs, rather comfort footwear was the driving force for the collection. And the color palette ranged from blacks, to creams, to mocha browns, the Hermes orange and light blues.
Commissioning various artists on the digitalized columns, Vanhee-Cybulski had to work with them virtually. Half of the collection revealed today in Paris was planned for the Hermes resort collection back in April that had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.
Watch the Hermes SS21 Runway Show