For Hermes' 2019 Autumn/Winter Collection, Vanhee-Cybulski stayed true to the French brand's history in equestrian fashion, while adding edginess. Classic pieces like rider jacket, leather tops and sharply tailored trousers were present but not the spotlight stealers. Instead, it was the vibrant silk print dress, addition of cockade-inspired pleats on blouses and oversized parkas that were the showstoppers.
The voluminous outerwear, including double-face calfskin coat with pyramid buttons and down blanket jacket, created a dramatic contrast paired with pencil skirts and fitted pants. Eye to detail speak Hermes' commitment to quality: Texture was layered with lacquered heels on suede boots and quickness came in the shape of high-waisted leather shorts and Constance belt bag.
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.