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At Hermès, The Unexpected

Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s remarkable clarity of intent and sense of control went completely AWOL this season. Instead, we got something a bit patchy.
Hermès Autumn/Winter 2017 | Source: InDigital.tv
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  • Angelo Flaccavento

PARIS, France — Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski was after a playful, unexpected take on Hermès with this collection. And unexpected it was: Vanhee's remarkable clarity of intent, her gentle sense of control went completely AWOL this season. Instead, we got something a bit messy — deliberately so — and a little patchy. Colors, prints, patterns and volumes were mixed in haphazard, at times unflattering ways, maybe in an attempt to get a new edge.

There were many problems going on at once here: the styling, for a start, that made the bulky pieces feel even bulkier; the fit of the high-waisted trousers, not exactly faultless; the lack of coherence in the running order. Best in show, a propos, were a bunch of monochromatic looks that worked like reminders of what Vanhee can do so well, but seems at the moment to have completely forgotten.

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