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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Hermes Fall 2011

As I tweeted right after the show, Lemaire's debut collection for Hermes was fantastic.

Comments on "Hermes Fall 2011"


Blogger Emma said ... (3:35 PM) : 

Love this collection! The weird shaped items look wonderful!

x Emma


Anonymous ita darling! said ... (3:35 PM) : 

ive been a big Lemaire fan for several years. his boutique in Paris is extraordinary. I was so excited when he was chosen for Hermes. I love what he has done.


Blogger Andi Cui said ... (3:36 PM) : 



Blogger Una B. said ... (3:38 PM) : 

Amazing!I'm speechless


Blogger The Indigo Sessions said ... (3:38 PM) : 

How stunning! Very beautiful designs this season, quite architectural. And such yummy colours!

x x x

Come and visit! *


Blogger KK said ... (3:39 PM) : 

robin hood! now THAT's a trend.


Blogger crystal said ... (3:39 PM) : 

this is uh-mazing!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:40 PM) : 

wow what an amazing collection!!!!


Anonymous The Cosmopolitans said ... (3:43 PM) : 

Hermès est la monde.


Blogger Bella Neyman said ... (3:43 PM) : 

simply beautiful. the fifth look/photo (with the geometric prints) must have been inspired by sonia delaunay. wonder if they know about the upcoming exhibition of sonia delaunay's fashions at the cooper-hewitt national design museum in nyc?



Anonymous N.Hopkins said ... (3:45 PM) : 

Wow, if girls were walking down the street with bows I would be scared! this reminds me kind of like star wars. Awesome and exquisite collection.


Blogger Admin said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Mixture of Modern/Classic...


Blogger Lulamy* said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Wow, so elegant...

Kiss from Spain!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

I especially like the smock dress with the pockets.


Anonymous Salomé said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Soooo class & beautiful....
Lemaire was wonderful ;D


Blogger Alys said ... (3:47 PM) : 

So nice to see a collection which is this varied without deviating from a theme. I love the bow and arrows! Really creative!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:55 PM) : 

Is it acceptable to mention a John-Mollo-in-1977 connection?


Blogger blue roses said ... (3:58 PM) : 

this is such an exciting, dynamic collection, structures, shapes, colors, accessories, styling, everything. wish i could have seen it from the front row.


Blogger street number eight said ... (4:00 PM) : 

i just finished blogging about this collection, so exquisite! I call it "fashion nomad"-- it channels that old 20s-30s orientalist excursion chic. Imagine a gutsy screen siren traipsing through a Moroccan bazaar.

My post will be up later today, take a look. I only wish I could steal Scott's pics--they are divine and make the clothes look that much better!


Blogger Clemence and me said ... (4:01 PM) : 

Ohh The show was in the new store hermès rue de sèvres, I love it! The collection is beautiful as you said.


Blogger Cynthia Fox-Giddens said ... (4:04 PM) : 

You tweeted right, this Hermes collection is fantastic. The styles and colors are must-haves.


Blogger franca maisha said ... (4:04 PM) : 

WOOW!! seriously..? each and every look is fantastic! I love the colors!


Blogger Marc said ... (4:07 PM) : 

All of the colors are so rich!


Blogger BaronessVonVintage said ... (4:10 PM) : 

oh, wow! the air of exoticism, 20s-style cocoon coats, geometrics, etc. LOVE


Blogger My Savage Side said ... (4:11 PM) : 

great collection!!

hope one day can see it alive!!


Blogger Eliza said ... (4:12 PM) : 

That first picture took my breath away! Divine collection!


Anonymous yoana said ... (4:14 PM) : 

I think the new designer has been able to interpretet the essence od Hermés.


Blogger Milica said ... (4:17 PM) : 

Amazing collection!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 PM) : 

Woo! I'm blown away. Their collection is so much more amazing than their adds ever let on. Thanks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:22 PM) : 

Re: the second Anonymous comment, hee hee hee hee hee!!!


Blogger 82Brute said ... (4:25 PM) : 

Exquisite!! Channeling Iris Apfel with the super-sized accessories. Must have been really exciting to see these in person.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 PM) : 

YES Star Wars AND Superman. Fashion's first terence-stamp inspired collection: cf #6 = Zod from Superman 2 (terence stamp ftw)

It all looks awesome!

Star Wars
all red #3 = imperial guard

all turquoise #2 = max rebo from jabba's band (keyboard player, floppy ears)

#4 & #8 = leia on endor = hot!


Anonymous esmenoir said ... (4:29 PM) : 

love the colors, the leathers, and especially the head-gear....good for protecting one's face from the elements!


Blogger Jessie said ... (4:38 PM) : 

hermes is beyond cool as usual. i love it.


Anonymous princessglee said ... (4:42 PM) : 

C'est fantastique et formidable aussi!


Blogger Sophia Molen said ... (4:43 PM) : 

These are beautiful.,


Blogger Style Stars said ... (4:54 PM) : 

amazing. these looks feel both timeless and cutting edge. i especially like that first shot.


Anonymous roelien said ... (5:01 PM) : 

wonderful, for me the best so far - along with dries van noten. very good.


Blogger AMAIA said ... (5:02 PM) : 



Anonymous carole said ... (5:02 PM) : 

This collection is as beautiful as one would expect from Hermes. For me, however, the most gorgeous and wearable collection is clearly Chanel.


Blogger Amanda said ... (5:03 PM) : 

Very cool! The bow and arrow held by the model in the last pic. is amazing!


Blogger Taylour Beadling said ... (5:20 PM) : 

I'm so glad to see that this went well. I've been such a fan of Lemaire. I loved what he did at Lacoste, so seeing this makes me so happy to see his style transition so well to Hermes.


Blogger Kirsten Elaine Nielsen said ... (5:28 PM) : 

I absolutely love this robin hood style. Finally its here!


Blogger My Heart Blogged said ... (5:33 PM) : 

I love the red dress. It looks like a cloak. These pieces have such a exciting take on tribal inspiration.
My Heart Blogged


Blogger Villedela said ... (5:52 PM) : 

Great innovation here. Love it all.


Anonymous Dana said ... (5:58 PM) : 

in.credible. wow. love everything about it.


Blogger Gisèle Kitagawa said ... (6:17 PM) : 

love all!


Blogger cr0wnn said ... (6:19 PM) : 

I'm pretty sure I saw this on Star Wars


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:32 PM) : 



Blogger Miriam said ... (6:35 PM) : 

Love this collection-- the colors are gorgeous! The hats with visors and chinstraps recall for me the Indonesian jilbab style of head scarf. Actually, all these looks have loose, flowing pieces that I could see on wealthy women who cover. After Ungaro, etc. it's great to see a collection that covers things up a little more.


Blogger caribbelle said ... (6:41 PM) : 

i'm loving the blast from the past inspiration in this collection. Very subdued glamor


Anonymous Inge said ... (7:02 PM) : 

The leather tunic is a fabulous look and the large silver cuffs really set it off. Beautiful shot.
See great silver cuffs at


Blogger FH said ... (7:03 PM) : 

C'est tellement beau toutes ces capuches :')))


Blogger Montse Fabra said ... (7:30 PM) : 

amazing colection!


Blogger Amy B. said ... (7:33 PM) : 

I now want to dress like one of Robin Hoode's Merry Women.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:15 PM) : 

very unique!!but really works well


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:18 PM) : 

at first glance the model in the first photo looks like a mannequin. beautiful.


Blogger from the Lady Philosopher said ... (8:19 PM) : 

agreed. stunning pieces.
thanks for sharing.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:46 PM) : 

I am not sure why some people were surprised when Lemaire was announced as Gaultier's successor at the helm of Hermès. His talent is undoubted. He turned Lacoste around. He has established a great brand for himself.

That his first collection is a resounding success is everything but a surprise!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:52 PM) : 

I really don't like this. It just looks rough and uncomfortable...stuffy...just my is interesting design tho.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 PM) : 

SCRUMPTIOUS. The textures, the colors, and omg the ACCESSORIES! Crazy cool.


Blogger jamie said ... (9:12 PM) : 



Blogger Caddy said ... (9:16 PM) : 

I can totally see the essence of Hermes in this collection. Lovely!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:25 PM) : 

Is that a sporran around the model's neck in the first photo?


Anonymous Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian said ... (9:30 PM) : 

Interesting accessories and such great bracelets.. Fun collection!

theBohmerian - A design and style blog for the Bohemian American.


Anonymous daphne said ... (9:56 PM) : 

i love the colors! i wish i can afford hermes! :)


Blogger kz said ... (9:57 PM) : 

Great colors; elegantly cut clothes.


Blogger Vinda Sonata said ... (9:57 PM) : 

i can't say i really like his designs in colors, but for black and neutrals he'd totally done things well
the last pic is just awesome
a modern-day lady robinhood... great idea !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 PM) : 

Like it. Made me think of the sci-fi film "Blade Runner"


Blogger L said ... (10:07 PM) : 

I am loving this. I really wish this site had a like button. Some things you just have to share.


Anonymous Anna Z. said ... (10:08 PM) : 

Such a stunning collection. The epitome of Parisian style from a house with a true pedigree. Let's hope Hermes can hold out against the forces of LVMH!
Anna Z.


Blogger corrie said ... (10:19 PM) : 

love this! its taking from so many eras an making it work! what fashion is meant to be


Anonymous Marisa Alma said ... (10:21 PM) : 

Spectacular collection by Lemaire! The colors, the textures, the silouettes...magnificent! The workmanship on the leather is what makes Hermes, Hermes. Of course, your photos captured all this so succinctly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 PM) : 

Fashion can be fun and chic; someone pass those Jedi Knight ladies their light sabers!


Blogger spw said ... (10:44 PM) : 

one of the ugliest collections i've ever seen


Blogger KimChicSisters said ... (10:51 PM) : 



Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (10:52 PM) : 

I've died and gone to luxury heaven... I am so happy for the rarified few who get to wear this stuff ;)


Anonymous EmpressMovement said ... (11:13 PM) : 

One of the best and most original shows of Paris Fashion Week!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:27 AM) : 

catwalk overload on this site


Blogger Lisa (aka sweetie) said ... (12:30 AM) : 

Love the brown hues in this very chic!

XO lisa


Blogger paristempslibre said ... (2:38 AM) : 

waow!! amzing!!!!


Anonymous LM said ... (3:40 AM) : 

That last picture is kinda Hunger Games-esque. Awesome.


Blogger † Faire La Gueule † said ... (3:42 AM) : 



Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (3:57 AM) : 

incredible collection and wonderful pics!


Blogger Alasdair Forrest said ... (4:11 AM) : 

I love the feeling of an Antoine de Saint-Exupéry character landing in an other-worldly desert. Hermès owns that aesthetic, and Lemaire has turned it up a notch.


Anonymous camille said ... (4:20 AM) : 

Very Art Déco.


Blogger Bronwyn said ... (4:21 AM) : 

This sounds wierd, I know, but I love all the hoods! They seem mysterious and romantic to me...
Also the neat hats and the first jacket...


Blogger Einwegkamera said ... (4:59 AM) : 

the last one is the best.


Anonymous Carlos B said ... (5:09 AM) : 

Might be just the red lipstick, but the first pictures remind me of Tamara de Lempicka's art.


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (6:04 AM) : 

How fun is this? I can certainly see a certain amount of steampunk and cyberpunk influence. They've pulled out of the Victorian era, though.


Anonymous Anchi said ... (6:21 AM) : 

I love the boots on last pic! Amaizing!


Anonymous Sophie Mhabille said ... (7:01 AM) : 

The art of travel by Hermès. Amazing collection. I LOve leather


Blogger schokoboks said ... (7:06 AM) : 

Still like Haider Ackermann the best...


Anonymous Sarade said ... (7:58 AM) : 

So polished, beautiful, and mysterious!


Anonymous Addy said ... (8:00 AM) : 

Personnally I think it's a good start for Lemaire. But the collection is not to best. Too 80's, too gimmicky. But there are some great items and we should give Lemaire time to develop his own style within Hermes....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:18 AM) : 

This is the most wearable collection for the average woman that you've posted in some time. I think that I'll buy some of those pieces for my wife.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:21 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:39 AM) : 

I prefered what Jean Paul Gaultier did for Hermès by far. Not only was it luxurious and beautiful, it had a touch of fantasy and playfulness that was truly the Hermès spirit and made the collections special.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:55 AM) : 

WOOOOOOOWWWW!!! love the last photograph!


Anonymous Kristi said ... (9:12 AM) : 

Hehe...I like the comments paralleling this collection to Star Wars. It is tad extreme. I still can appreciate.


Blogger Román Iglesias said ... (9:55 AM) : 

The second and the 4th one are my favorites

Like this green-blue


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:26 AM) : 

Lots of ideas one can borrow and adjust to less costy materials (like velvet instead of suede) and sew at home. Classy at its best.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:28 AM) : 

Photo #6 is very Star Wars. Love it!!!


Anonymous Carol Fisher said ... (10:38 AM) : 

Hermes is my favourite collection from the shows. It looks as if they went back to the 1920's and Art Deco for their inspiration.

The designs remind me of beautiful 1920's Vogue magazine illustrated covers, Nancy Cunard sporting armloads of Art Deco bracelets, and Man Ray photos.

Is that a bad thing? I think not!


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (10:44 AM) : 

wearable luxury in each inch .Phantasy but not disguise.A god choise after Gaultier.


Blogger whyioughtta said ... (10:55 AM) : 

Oh wow. Your first shot is AMAZING. What a great photo.

LOVE this collection, esp. the accessories and boots. Even the quiver works.

Those boots in the last shot are BOOTISH PERFECTION. The perfect pair of boots--perfect heel, perfect colour, perfect knee height, perfect level of softness/stiffness. They are perfect.


Blogger cecilew said ... (11:33 AM) : 

i really love the colors !


Blogger Gin said ... (11:33 AM) : 

i would love to see this collection in person!!


Anonymous EmmaLee said ... (11:36 AM) : 

FANTASTIC Sherwood Forest chic!


Blogger Raloo said ... (11:43 AM) : 

Sch strong colors and volumes!
Very refined, love it!


Blogger lintmag said ... (11:45 AM) : 

Some of the pieces are very pretty, but high waisted, baggy leather pants, as in the first photo?? NEVER. And there were other looks in the show that should stay only on the runway. I am very mixed about this collection.


Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (11:58 AM) : 

Yep, I liked this a lot too, colours especially.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:59 AM) : 

I find it so interesting that the stairs seen in the background go perfectly with the organic form of all the outfits. Was that a happy mistake or was it premeditated?

It was a very interesting show indeed, lots of mixed textures made it truly unique.


Anonymous maryse said ... (12:20 PM) : 

J'aime beaucoup ! c'est original :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:10 PM) : 

Love the colors.
Is it me or is there a strong resemblance to Fall 2011 and the movie Blade Runner?
I'm ready for instead of the fashion industry, the travel industry to be a bit more sci-fi as in Transporters with no TSA. :0)


Anonymous Nelly A said ... (1:14 PM) : 

great collection. Also, the models look a little more healthy in this runway show, which is nice.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:32 PM) : 

I don't like this show at all's too sportly for my style :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:34 PM) : 

From what I've seen of the fall runway shows, Hermes definitely rules the season! Sleek design, elegant colors, modern yet wearable, marvelous contrasts in materials and


Anonymous Claire said ... (1:53 PM) : 

I loved JPG at Hermes so Lemaire's transitioning into the role may take a moment of adjustment for me. One thing that jumps out though (besides those delicious boots in the last photo) is the simplicity and wearability of the shapes, all the better to show off the exquisite craftsmanship and quality of materials upon which Hermes prides itself.


Anonymous Julia said ... (2:15 PM) : 

Oh Wow! How wonderful this collection is! Fantastic colours and brilliant to see brown leather as well as black. I just love it all...


Anonymous el mundo en un espejo said ... (3:55 PM) : 

Christophe Lemaire looks a fantastic election to Hermes.


Blogger Escape_Artist said ... (4:07 PM) : 

Wow, the 3rd last photo is very Jedi. A sexy Vader-Luke combo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:22 PM) : 

Agree that the collection is fantastic.

But do the people who can afford Hermes actually dress this way?


Blogger UESman said ... (4:29 PM) : 

Three words: Native American-Bauhaus


Blogger jackie said ... (4:48 PM) : 

very nice, i love the colors- it all has a vintagey but contemporary kind of feel to it... kind of star wars like maybe...


Blogger valentinedegeer said ... (4:50 PM) : 

A couper le souffle!


Anonymous CK said ... (5:16 PM) : 

Are these costumes for Star Wars?


Blogger Aigoo aigoo blog said ... (5:35 PM) : 

I like Tamara de Lempicka and her paintings...


Blogger CAYA said ... (5:49 PM) : 

The red dress is both sophisticated and dramatic - you don't see that a lot these days. Great composition.


Blogger Mogens G. Andersen said ... (6:10 PM) : 

Beautiful dresses. I come to think of the French cartoon artist Moebius' sci-fi visions. It's far superior to any star wars design.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:13 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:37 PM) : 

Each look is more incredible than the other. FABULOUS! To make a debut with this sort of detail and imagination is truly inspiring and something I admire w/out equal.


Blogger Jennifer said ... (8:16 PM) : 

WOW! So fantastic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:45 PM) : 

all of it, i love it!
beautiful, thoughtful, distinct.


Anonymous Maryanne said ... (9:10 PM) : 

mix of 1930's, 1970's and oriental influence.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 PM) : 

Sartorial or not, this is the coolest thing I've seen all week. How flawlessly they frame past motifs in a futuristic context.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 PM) : 

Last picture...Lord of the Rings?


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:41 PM) : 



Blogger KatjaB said ... (3:38 AM) : 

absolutely stunning


Anonymous Jenna said ... (5:27 AM) : 

Beautiful... but a bit too 1979-81 plus Encens magazine styling. Would love to see a modern twist.


Blogger samecookiesdifferent said ... (7:51 AM) : 

the last picture is perfection to me...
i have the little red riding hood on my mind while seeing this..its amazing
the leather looks so soft..
the cookies


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:22 PM) : 

Simplicity to prefection in the two last pictures


Blogger Com Com said ... (1:58 PM) : 

Since becoming part of Luis Vuitton Hermes is even more luxuriant than ever. Now with Buglari joining the group collaboration will be even more fun:


Blogger abby jane said ... (10:03 PM) : 

wow, so rich. i want to eat it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:25 PM) : 

so sculptural. reminds me of an alfred loos interior


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:24 AM) : 

Taste refinement and class...very rare indeed


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:19 AM) : 

Best collection of 1974 by far!


Blogger Michele Bergo said ... (11:44 AM) : 

it is like in a movie of 70 yeasr a go


Blogger Chevron d'Azur said ... (12:42 PM) : 

L'Élégance est de retour. Enfin!


Blogger Olivia said ... (5:28 PM) : 

My favorite collection, so far.


Blogger Davidabl said ... (6:00 PM) : 

The model in the brown boots looks
like she's prepared for almost anything...


Anonymous Melanieee said ... (7:36 PM) : 

I like the blue dress (??) and the floor-length dress. I found it quite amusing that there was robin-hood outfit. That made me laugh.


Anonymous PollenJewelry said ... (10:24 PM) : 

Gorgeous! And - wearable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:12 AM) : 

This was a trully amazing collection. Prada's was not. But with Hermes you can never go wrong.


Blogger Liza Chloë said ... (7:36 AM) : 

Hermes always knows how to stand out...

In 2 hours I will posts my shoot in the Dutch ELLE, check it out!


Blogger RChew said ... (6:56 PM) : 

I am taking up archery for that outfit!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:47 PM) : 

i love the stage set for this show - the staircase is like a contemporary urban view, people (models in this case) walking throgh the city scape. You also see the blue sky in the background and the models are bathed in low sunlight at the top of the stairs - nice touch! The wooden architectural structure is beautiful too, and match the clothes well. Only the tiled floor is a bit too much (bit I guess the patchwork and handicraft detailing in the collection carried them off into fetish land.. but a beautiful collection staged in the most precise way, imitating the "real world" of the city.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:08 AM) : 

love the last photo but i'm not sure if the accessory is very practical and/or peace-loving!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:50 AM) : 

Crazy Gorgeous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:23 PM) : 

love the (mocca?) pants on the picture second to last picture


Blogger mnlop said ... (9:56 PM) : 

Wowee - I had been a bit discouraged over the past couple of seasons, and this moved me like nothing has in some time.


Anonymous Thunder01 said ... (5:27 AM) : 

Was fantastic? The worst collection for Hermés ever... It's totally different from the Hermés, an Lemaire is definitely a different designer than what Hermés needs.


Blogger Copper Etiquette said ... (9:27 AM) : 

Wow by far an improvement to past collections!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:34 AM) : 

Am I the only one who finds this collection unimaginative and boring?


Blogger Kate said ... (6:44 PM) : 

I agree with some of the other readers; this collection immediately reminded me of Lempicka's paintings.


Anonymous disneyrollergirl said ... (4:37 PM) : 

I agree. It had mixed reviews but I like Lemaire's viewpoint and I loved the colour palette and tunic shapes. Can't believe that people called this 'boring'!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:40 AM) : 

Love it. Very much the style of Lempicka's paintings.


Blogger 1972 said ... (4:06 PM) : 

Love the Twenties futurist simplicity of the whole vision - it has that sense of modernism as something fresh, exciting and forward looking (but wrapped in a classic shell)


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