Hermès Hiver 2021, men’s ready-to-wear, is about movement, about blending the outdoor and the indoor, about expanding both, experiences and spaces. Quite appropriately, it was launched in the monumental staircase of Mobilier National in Paris where the indoors and outdoors blend magically, the iron balustrade providing an extended connecting line, the light pouring in from outside and the movement of the models de-compartmentalising space. And that is the very essence of this collection – clothes that bridge the worlds. Hybrid, practical, casual and elegant with graphic signatures, distorted pockets, playful asymmetry and elements borrowed from saddlery – the saddle stitch, the patch pockets both visible but discreet. The go-to look for lounging at home, stepping out to get a coffee, going for a stroll or catching a flight – comfort and relaxation expressed by reduced dimensions and pants with drawstring waists. The colours are cumin, glycin, H red, frost blue blended with tones of liquorice, pepper and petroleum blue. The fabrics move from cotton, serge and poplin to wool, cashmere, flannel, calfskin and more. A world of separates.
Look Out For
Parkas with hood or high collar, straight coats with playful unframed pockets, raincoats, biker blousons with high collar, zipped straight blousons with contrast double stitched pocket, over-shirts with hood or zipped with high collar, cardigans with zipped high collar in trompe-l’oeil, jogging pants, sleeveless waistcoats, pullovers with polo collar, round collar, high collar, turtleneck collar, zipped collar or sleeveless with V neck. Shirts with high collar, zipped shirts with high collar, large shirts with playful pockets and contrasted topstitching.Tee-shirts with H quilting. Jogging pants, large trousers with drawstring waist and patch pockets, tapered trousers with drawstring waist.
(Below) Tartan Galop Fourre Tout 48hr Bag – Hermès’ take on a weekender bag in tartan tweed and calfskin bookended by zipped over-shirts and jackets