While many of the designers have been including spaghetti straps and open chests showing off lots of legs and even cutout out sides and backs, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s Hermes fall 2016 ready-to-wear line has been focused on swaddling up in the least bulky manner possible, but still going for the larger sized tops and skirts. Even the boots, though fitted to the legs, are not fitted enough to say they are molded to the limbs, such as they would be if they were in velvet or otherwise. Shoes with socks also appear, which change the manner by which the footwear appears, now seeming as if the ladies are wearing boots that have an interesting style to them. The pumps come in butterscotch, grey, gold and black, while the boots are cream, black, white and camel hued.
Even the clothing starts off in some deep golden colors, appearing on coats, culottes, midi hem dresses, pleated skirts, baggy tops and different accessories. We notice the use of bone white coloring with a slight grey tinge, appearing on some really pretty looks, such as the matching turtleneck and maxi skirt combination, accented at the waist with a thin black belt, the creamy hued pantsuit with the pale bronze sweater underneath the long blazer and high-waist loose-leg trousers, worn with hair left loose and white boots to complete the look.
The Hermes essence is that of chic comfort in warm style and that is what each and every jacket, coat, blazer, sweater, boots, trousers and everything else in between strives to create. It is the fall and winter, which means the colors are matching, appearing initially in burnt gold, then in bone white, appealing to us with some creamier hues, a bit of taupe and then some black, before we get a glimpse of maps on the dresses with black backgrounds, the pieces appearing as windows to the souls and secrets of the earth below us. We see some truly delectable dark cherry looks in a maroon hue, appearing on multiple pieces, from skirts to dresses, jackets to form fitting long sleeve tops.
We notice the dark olive that peeks through in between, while combinations of black and white could not be put aside. Oh but the best certainly has to be the gold and garnet silken designs, a fitted sweater tucked into a high-waist skirt with flowing hems and a golden pair of pumps underneath to complete an ensemble that could easily sway any man. It could have been a little different in cuts with the same colors, but beggars cannot be choosers, especially not when we have such delicacies splayed before us.
Yes, we are certainly going to be enjoying the beauty of the Hermes looks over the fall and winter, while the biggest investment will be in those darling blue socks to wear with the golden and black heels. Long sleeves, long skirts and silky overtones mean that we shall be enjoying the loveliness of being covered up now more than ever, stylishly warm in our gorgeous outfits.
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