Opened at dusk in a serene, moody atmosphere combined with vampy red lighting and runway was the perfect backdrop for the sleek, tough girl collection for Hermes' autumn/winter season. Dark leather was the key material, as it was incorporated as pencil skirts, slim pants, belts or full-length belted trench coats. Color palette was kept to a minimum with blacks, navy, muted yellows and pinks; instead, eye to detail was what stood out this season. The brand's classic Clou Médor pyramid stud was the star element in almost every piece, from Médor graphic print shirt dress, quilting on parka jackets, buttons on beige coats and chain shoulder bags.
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.