Archive for the ‘hermes’ Category

(ot) fashion focus: mccartney, hermès, and dior

March 7, 2011

Christophe Lemaire didn’t do so bad for his first collection with Hermès. That pant-boot (“poot“), along with his nods to falconry and archery (equestrianism takes a momentary back seat), mixed with Lemaire’s own penchant for jumpsuits and things middle-to-far-east to create a presentation that probably will need one more round to win everyone over. Meanwhile, in the boardroom, Hermès CEO Patrick Thomas had some fightin’ words about his disinterest in letting LVMH, a 20% stakeholder in Hermès, collaborate on the company’s business development. View: Hermès Fall 2011 collection at style.com.

Loving all the gold from Stella McCartney! View: Stella McCartney Fall 2011 collection at style.com.

And, in case you’re curious, Christian Dior‘s Fall 2011.

(images via style.com)

fashion focus: christophe lemaire s/s 2011

March 3, 2011

We can’t wait to see what former Lacoste designer Christophe Lemaire will present at his debut helming Hermés. As you may remember, he took over for Jean-Paul Gaultier last year. Lemaire’s Fall 2011 collection shows in Paris on March 6. (View: Photos will be available here. Bonus: All of Hermés past shows.)

Meanwhile, that pic above is of the spring/summer 2011 collection for Lemaire’s own label. Take a closer look.

(screengrab via christophelemaire.com)

fashion focus: christophe lemaire’s f/w 2010

July 30, 2010

There are big things in store for former Lacoste creative director Christophe Lemaire now that he’s replacing Jean-Paul Gaultier as the head at Hermès. (Lemaire’s first collection, that of fall 2011, will debut next March. At Lacoste, a replacement should be named by year’s end.)

Meanwhile, he’s still plugging away with his own label. For fall 2010, he’s infused a burnt orange into the usually muted palette of dark blues, browns, and grey/black. And the pieces are considerably more wearable than those from his two previous collections.

Up close: I have some screengrabs below, but see the entire lookbook here.

(via christophelemaire.com)

tennis, everyone: hermes’ spring 2010

October 8, 2009

Just as we were coming down from the high of seeing Thom Browne‘s Spring 2009 tennis-themed show, Jean-Paul Gaultier takes the baton with his Spring 2010 presentation for Hermes, which sent models down a grass runway (complete with a tennis match in the background). Gaultier’s inspiration for the collection was a female player that Hermes outfitted in the 1930s.

“I don’t recall her name, I know nothing about tennis,” Gaultier told journalists as he mingled with guests after the show. “I saw a photo of her from the 20s or 30s, and I liked her silhouette, and I said ‘allez, let’s play tennis.’”

As delicious as Gaultier’s take on the classic tennis pieces (polos, pleated skirts, warm-up sweaters) was his sporty adaptation of the house’s iconic Birkin bag: a pocket for a racquet; a separate dangling sleeve for a ball can. Any bets on which pro will be first to carry that onto the court? (Anna Wintour? ALT?) What do you think of this collection? Tell us!

Show: All the images (including detail shots) available at style.com.

Ones we loved: A few looks that we liked from the show after the cut…

(updated) hermes spring 2010: a sneak peek

October 7, 2009

The tennis-inspired Spring 2010 ready-to-wear show for Hermes ended not too long ago, and the designs that Jean-Paul Gaultier sent down the grass runway are to die for. (Think Suzanne Lenglen, not Bethanie Mattek.)

We’ll post more pics as soon as they’re available. Squee!

Update: Images from the show over at coutorture.

(image via AFP)


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