Hermes surpassed all our expectation with their Fall 2009 collection on Paris Fashion Week.
It was an absolute furor! Lots of propellers turning in the background, accompanied by soundtracks from Casablanca created necessary atmosphere for the presentation of aviator-inspired line by Jean Paul Gaultier for Autumn/Winter 2009-2010.
The luxury of rich materials including leather (that is a trend this season!), furs, suede, cashmere, knits, flannel, satin and other fabrics did its work and the garments presented were warmly approved by the fashion experts.
The color palette was rather dark and restrained to black, fuchsia, grey, violet, and brown. Though such moderation in color can be explained by the peculiarity of the motif – I have never seen a pilot wearing something bright!
The Hermes Fall 2009 range included long floor sweeping evening gowns, knitwear, long sheepskin or leather coats with fur trimming, leather military-style raincoats, hooded trench coats, satin or leather trousers, warm vests and gilets, classic ties, bomber jackets, knee-length dresses, overalls, cardigans, long bell-shaped skirts, leather leggings and lots of other items.
I was amazed by the headwear each model was wearing. Pieces included were pilot hats with special glasses or leather bandannas. No one before Hermes had ever used such designs. Pretty unusual, isn’t it?
If we talk about shoes I would say nothing was special or extraordinary this time – usual sandals, lace-up shoes, leather or suede thigh-high boots, and pretty high-heeled ankle boots.
Accessories tended to soften some too strict or sharp outfits.
Among these were gloves, presented in plenty of designs and materials, handbags were nice little small clutches or big leather totes, and of course belts – they were made in all styles imaginable!