HERMES' 2019 Spring/Summer Collection was a breath of fresh air at Longchamp's racecourse, with the muted colors, light-weight materials and minimalistic designs. The mustard yellow leather shorts and sailing coat in Hermes orange were a delicate balance between elegance and athleisure, resulting in utilitarian clothes and accessories crafted with luxury that are perfect for warm seasons. Strutting in strappy sandals and lace-up gladiators, models wore canvas tunics, woven leather skirts, cashmere knits and oversized parkas. The color palette was heavily neutral, such as beige, browns, khakis, yellow and charcoals, with an occasional pop of color added with oranges, reds and turquoises. Accessories were also talk of the show, including canvas variations of signature Herbag and Verrou shoulder bags, saddle-shaped bag and leather bucket bags that resemble nose bags for horses.
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.