Colors in the backstage

Hermès 2018 Spring-Summer women’s pre-collection

Spring-Summer women’s pre-collection distorts familiar codes of dress, playfully reworking tradition and sartorialism. Summer sophistication refracted through a prism of feminine fantasy.
"Jeux de billes" prints, twills inspired by silk patterns, and cashmere that conjures up the equestrian world.

Colors in the backstage

A saturated, solar palette of aurora oranges, ocean blues and cantaloupe yellows.

The spirit of the collection

  • Leather at a Gallop

    The stitching applied to leather takes inspiration from the traditional techniques of saddlery. Goatskin sailor shorts and lambskin mini-dresses are decorated with palladium horse bits.
  • Grace Code

    Workwear silhouettes and tuxedo tailoring are adapted to contemporary femininity: cargo and tuxedo trousers made modern by their precise proportions. Utilitarian denim double-woven to reveal underside glimpses of Bourgogne red.
  • Sea Bridles

    Nautical utility is seamlessly interwoven with the equestrian heritage of the house. Knotted ropes which mirror braids and bridles become cable details in jumpers. Paisley prints and intricate embroidery are translated from illustrations from a 17th century equestrian treatise, Della Cavalleria.
  • Silk Palimpsests

    Silk twill scarves continue to inspire: appropriated, deconstructed and amplified, here they become bias-cut skirts, cardigans and twillaine dresses, sometimes silhouettes of the original, sometimes a repeat of their illustrations printed over each other.