Let me start by saying that I love the recent turn of Hermès in portraying the modern woman as mysterious, a little exotic and extremely independent. For the FW14 collection, creative director Christophe Lemaire referred being inspired by the Russian steppes, the ancient East-West trading route known as the Silk Road and Persian carpets. Once more, the label’s prints were stunning!! I personally loved the very rich ones inspired by the carpets. I can’t help but be a little biased when the inspiration is opulent and oriental.
The interesting side of the collection is how these dense prints were balanced with very urban elements like oversized coats, knitwear and tailored leather jackets. The use of colors like deep fuchsia, ivory, mint green, bright orange and red created a very interesting combination with the luxurious prints. The thing is, when you wear an Hermès print, you know that no other brand can master opulent prints with such a high quality and finishing.
Few days ago, I visited the brand’s boutique in Downtown Beirut and putting together a very fresh outfit. I wanted to style one of their gorgeous printed pants. For that, I balanced it with an ivory top made of a beautiful fabric, creating some movement in the look. I added a bracelet in red, going for one of the colors of the prints to make it all look very preppy.
I am wearing: Hermès ivory top and printed pants, Gianvitto Rossi beige pumps and Hermès “collier de chien” bracelet in red with gold details.
Photography: Bachar Srour
Location: Natuzzi Gardens, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon
PS: I loved that we used both a digital and an analog camera! You will notice two different qualities in the resolution of the pictures.
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