Sunday 29th September

| BY Claudia Croft

Hermès: Ready-To-Wear SS20

Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s show notes talked about replacing a quest for perfection with a quest for movement and her collection was full of supple pieces crafted for an active life. Utility and workwear played a big part. The aprons worn by Hermès craftspeople in their ateliers inspired leather apron dresses and vests cut away at the back to reveal bare skin. Leather utility trousers had perforated sections and shortie overalls and suede shirts sported metal loops and pockets flaps associated with the saddlery heritage of the house. Leather is at the heart of Hermès, but it’s also making a play for timeless tailoring. The last look, a sleeveless tuxedo tunic was impeccable.

Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans.