And so it begins with Hermès, up close and personal under the direction of Cyril Teste. Just the right crisp, just the right cut. Fresh, simple and deeply beautiful. Forget gender, we want to wear it all. Pale blue, chalky, silver-clad French boys in suede, cotton. Normal people, s’il te plait. They wore neon lemon leather H-staped belts and glided in sky blue shirts in this sky high Hermès heaven, bare foot and in Jesus-style sandals. Praise thee. High v-neck vests knitted just so, nothing superfluous. If we want a new way of living and a new live, Véronique Nichanian’s got us. Ease, lightness, elevator elevated. With no ‘live’ catwalk show, did we miss the buzz? No – this was thoughtful and resonated real. Oui oui.
by Alison Veness