The women’s Fall/Winter 2021 show begins with a “prologue” in New York, at the Armory Show, where choreographer Madeline Hollander starts things off with a free interpretation of the movements gleaned from Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski’s collection. At the heart of the three-part performance is a socially distanced Paris fashion show at the Garde républicaine.
And at the close of the Paris show it was over to Shanghai, where dancers under the direction of choreographer Gu Jiani will conclude the triptych, injecting renewed energy and strength into the collection.
Of course, the main star of the show is Hermès fall/winter womenswear collection. In a way, this new collection by Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski is an expression of the desire to explore the sensuality of new mythologies. The checkered pattern works like a painting that gets right to the point, with a gesture as pure and simple as adorning the human form with rectangles. These are clothes that are as suitable for nightlife as for everyday life. Naturally, there are plenty of details to take in: A clou Médor that opens and closes a clasp; a suit is cut parka-style, essentially ignoring the rules of tailoring.
A padded anorak makes an appearance, and though there are pants, they are cycling pants. In counterpoint, trim such as one finds on cashmere blankets. And long jackets, coats and ponchos with integrated scarves supplying the protection one needs to feel strong, without ever hindering movement. Something to wear while taking the present in stride.
The presentation is still currently available to watch on hermes.com.
(All images: Hermès)
This story first appeared in Prestige Indonesia.