Hermes FW24

Parisian rain? More like Parisian Hermès rain!

On a rainy day in Paris, where everyone clutched their umbrellas tightly, guests arrived breathless to the sanctuary of the La Garde Républicaine for Hermès Fall/Winter 2024 only to be met with an unexpected twist. The rain seemed to defy its natural course, following them inside! Drips cascaded from the ceiling, crescendoing into a downpour. The dramatic setting perfectly reflected what inspired Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s latest collection: the elements, or more specifically, the changing elements.

This collection saw the Hermès woman take on the role of a “Cavalière Urbaine Intrépide,” a fearless rider who keeps going even when the world forever changes. This fearless individual, riding her motorcycle or horse, she’s brave and nothing stops her, not even a little rain!

Themes & Motifs of the Hermès RTW FW24 Collection

For Hermès Fall/Winter 2024, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski reimagines the Hermès woman in the city. Ditching the damsel-in-distress trope, the collection showcases a fearless woman who conquers the urban jungle with effortless style. Think biker chic fused with equestrian elegance. Water-resistant leathers ensure practicality, while structured jackets and cropped bombers lend a sharp, polished edge.

But there’s more, a hint of edge hides beneath the surface, a simmering rebellion waiting to be unleashed. Gunmetal studs adorn clothing, and chain-like embroidery adds edge to flowy silk dresses, hinting at punk with Hermès’ signature sophistication. The colour palette reflects this duality, with deep browns and orange-reds conveying power, while buttery yellows and taupes offer a touch of warmth.

From knee-high boots and figure-flattering skirts to impeccably tailored dresses, sumptuous leather takes centre stage. The collection seamlessly blends covetable staples like Birkin bags with statement pieces, hinting at a bolder direction for the Hermès woman.

Accessories complete the look – mini bowlers offer modern practicality, while slouchy totes add a touch of casual elegance. Stacked leather and metal rings personalize the ensemble. Vanhee-Cybulski’s vision goes beyond clothing, it’s a lifestyle that celebrates strength, grace, and the journey itself.

The Faces

The models at Hermès embodied Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s “Cavalière Urbaine Intrépide” with slicked back wet hair and fearless expressions, showcasing the collection’s concept in every detail.

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Final Note

Courtesy of Hermès

Parisian rain used to mean a mad dash for cover. But at the Hermès Fall/Winter 2024 show, it became a beginning for a new kind of woman: the “Urban Rider.”

Vanhee-Cybulski orchestrated a downpour within the venue itself, a testament to her collection’s core theme – adaptability. Water-resistant leathers, a Parisian innovation in their own right, ensure this woman conquers the city with the same spirit she once brought to the open plains. This isn’t just fashion; it’s a celebration of the woman who dances with the changing elements. Parisian rain might dampen your spirits, but Parisian Hermès rain empowers you to conquer the storm in style.

Leen is a writer, designer and creative director, holding a fashion design degree from ESMOD. She is currently pursuing an MBA in fashion management, specializing in luxury, in Paris. Living in various Western and Eastern locales, Leen writes on fashion, culture, and lifestyle at KHAMSA as she interns in the editorial department.