Black dominates Hermes Menswear A/W 14/15 Collection

French designer for over 25 years, Veronique Nichanian is the artistic director of Hermes luxury menswear.  She wanted her autumn 2014/15 collection’s jackets to be inspired by the jockey, and describes the jacket first out on the catwalk as having shoulders that have “volume that envelopes you”.


The collection revealed comfortable, everyday stylish looks for men that were quite urban in nature.  Dark and detailed, Hermes creative direction was displayed by mixing and matching together a plethora of textiles such as leather, cashmere, knitwear, silk and velvet.


Interesting looks on the catwalk this season included plunging neck line cardigans, a puffy bomber jacket double lined in silk, leather trousers, and crocodile prints. Males models exuded a young, inner-city aura in both their day and evening looks and footwear was a choice between round or pointed shiny shoes in black and dark brown hues.


The colour scheme was predominantly black, broken up with a few pieces in sky blue, khaki green and dark brown. Red-orange and dark brown bags accessorized a few outfits adding midnight eclipse like drama to the dark blends. Other items included patterned charcoal and maroon scarves, black leather gloves and hats in leather fur ushanka style.


The mix of tailoring appeared to be a bit much with some outfits looking less ‘everyday wearable’. None-the-less Nichanian was proud of her collection and has been quoted saying she has no regrets looking back on her creations over the years.


by Cynthia Gregoire

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