Hermes fall-winter 2010-2011 collection goes for simple elegance over trendiness.
Hermes stepped back from the fashion fray on Saturday by delivering a collection of timeless pieces that willfully snubbed trendiness. The storied label’s menswear offerings for fall-winter 2010-2011 made nearly no concessions to the fads that have swept other Paris catwalks, including proposing slouchy longjohns as a stand-in for pants and relieving blazers of their sleeves. Hermes’ menswear designer, Veronique Nichanian, served up to-die-for suits with straight-leg pants remarkable only for their perfect cut and sweaters that retired French soccer international Lilian Thuram — a front row guest — said he was already coveting. “For me, what’s important is to have clothes that last and age gracefully,” Nichanian told The Associated Press in a post-show interview. “Season after season, I tell the same story — of quality and effortless chic — and the wardrobe of the (Hermes) man gets richer with each season.” – From ABC
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