Held at the brand's flagship store in Paris, the17 Spring/Summer Ready-To-Wear collection focused on "quiet luxury" as its theme. The color palette was muted except for two fuchsia dresses that freshened up the runway. Vanhée-Cybulski took inspiration from the 80s by incorporating shoulder pads and high-waisted pants. Patterns were kept to a minimum, with few items donning stripes and grid patterns. Instead, the designer played with texture such as silk, ruffles, fringes and chiffon. While maintaining its luxurious aspect of the craftsmenship, this RTW collection also offered mobility through wordwear and sportwear designs. Models were sent down the catwalk with lunchbox handbags, a surprisingly fresh addition to the brand's bag collection.
Perhaps the most exclusive luxury brand of all, Hermes is an epitome of pure craftsmenship that extends from fashion to lifestyle, sports and even motorcrafts. With its roots in handcrafted saddlery, the house still crafts most of their goods by hand to this day: hand-stitched bags, hand-drawn fabric designs, hand-welded hardware to name a few. The overall impression of Hermes' items is simple in its design, yet when looked at closely, every minute detail is done perfectly. It is a brand truly respected by everyone, both women and men, from celebrities to fashion-lovers. While many luxury fashion houses focus mainly on womenswear, Hermes provides equally beautiful and high quality goods for men. Veronique Nichanian, Artistic Director of Hermes' Mens Universe, has put out colorful ties, scarves and belts that have contributed to the brand's continued popularity.