Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

Courtesy of Mara Hoffman.

Courtesy of Mara Hoffman.

Yigal Azrouël

Yigal Azrouël's fall/winter 2017 collection

Yigal Azrouël

Yigal Azrouël's fall/winter 2017 collection

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A Charming Departure at Hermès

Mention Hermès and nods of respect and approval will be delivered across the board, from Park Avenue grannies to London beatniks. The label is notorious for only turning out the most classic, achingly covetable fashion items that truly appeal to a wide variety of masses. It’s no surprise that Christophe Lemaire debuted the most charmingly easy collection amidst his departure from the label that is nothing short of perfect.

For his spring/summer 2015 show during Paris Fashion Week, Lemaire sent one classic piece of luxury down the runway after another. Collarless paneled coats in creamy white were paired with pristinely pressed slim khaki trousers. Snakeskin textures decadently covered massive wrap dresses. That custom Hermès color, made famous by the label’s silk scarves, showed up on wrap coats worn with baggy eggshell colored pants, and easy straight dresses. Silhouettes were boxy and roomy while remaining feminine and free. Lines were playful and angular, lending an art deco appeal to the sturdy, simplistic collection. Overall we applaud Lemaire’s work. Talk about going out with a bang.

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