Red is such a hot color this season, and when you pair it with other shades of red you are sure to have an eye-catching look. I spent a day roaming around in this effortless ensemble of a red coat and red over the knee patent boots, then broke it up with a wide black belt and black bag. Not only was this look very comfortable, it could be easily transitioned from day to night.
Wearing red does more than just grab attention, it goes much deeper than that. Red is a popular color that has ongoing studies in psychology. Women tend to wear red obviously when they want to be bold and make a statement, but many women wear red both consciously and subconsciously when they know they are going to be around a male they are trying to attract. It’s believed that red is the most passionate color on the spectrum, and is the color that is most associated with love, seduction, sexuality, but also often associated with anger and aggression.
Not sure what shade of red best fits you? Some reds are more flattering on some than others. Finding the correct tone for yourself is key here. Blondes and brunettes tend to be more striking in the bold “cherry” or “tomato” tones. Redheads best don the warmer, darker, more burgundy shades with purple undertones, avoiding shades that fall under the orange scale.
When wearing red as your “centerpiece” color, I feel it’s best to keep the rest of your pieces/accessories within the neutral tones. I.e. if you are not going to go red-on-red, keep the pieces outside of the main garment tan or black. In my particular outfit I found this beautiful wool-blend coat at H&M, the patent leather boots from Zara, and accessorized it with a wide black belt from Zara, and my “So Black” Birkin bag. I chose a slightly bronzy face and went red with the lips as well for double the impact. These are all timeless pieces that can easily be replicated and reused in various ways, with countless looks for years to come, something I feel is very important when choosing staple pieces for your wardrobe. If you want a more low key version of this look while keeping the chicness, then just reverse the color of the pieces and wear an all-black ensemble with a red belt, bag, and red lip. Below are our picks to recreate my look. Now, I want to see how YOU rock it. Tag us in your best “red on red” photo on Instagram!
Shop this red coat from ASOS here.
Shop this red coat from Boohoo here.
Shop the Halogen wide black belt here.
Shop this suede sash belt from ASOS here.
Shop these ALDO red over the knee boots here.
Shop Miss Selfridge Patent over the knee boots here.
Shop Topshop Red Crawler over the knee boots here.
Shop the BOYY Bobby black leather tote here.
Shop the Celine black sunglasses here.
Shop these Oliver Bonds black circle earrings here.
Shop these Whistles black semi-circle earrings here.
Trends come and go, but classic style never fades. Clean-cut, glamorous, feminine looks are always a fashion do.
In fashion, everything old is new again. If you get a chance to study fashion or look at old photos of Old Hollywood, you might just find your favorite dress looks a lot like something from the 60s, 50s, or 40s. Here are some of the greatest fashion do’s that made fashion timeless.
Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Dress
In 1974, the Belgium-born designer turned New York resident launched her legendary wrap dress. Within five years, she sold more than 5 million of them!
Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski has been revolutionizing Hermes for more than two years now, subtly refining the French fashion house with her conceptually sophisticated aesthetics. For her Hermes fall/winter 2017-18 ready-to-wear collection, the French designer added little maximalist touches to most of the garments, naturally infusing standard Hermes polished and quite minimal fashions with contemporary, more jocose vibes many will surely fall in love with.
After delivering rather nostalgic Hermes ready-to-wear collections, which found great sources of inspiration in Hermes’ heritage, for the first time ever Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski spoke up louder, giving us pieces of herself, letting us know her points of view not only on Hermes, but also fashion in general.
Vanhée-Cybulski, who studied in Antwerp and then worked with one of the industry’s most mysterious designers, Martin Margiela, has in fact just updated Hermes with one of its most colorful collections, which alternates relatively coherent solid-colored patterns with color-blocking ones, even playing with jocose animal prints here depicted in the form of abstract swallows.
Although, like Margiela, Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski is not a very talkative person, she did hint at the fact that this collection was going to be different in an article with Interview Magazine from January. When asked about how to avoid the trap of nostalgia, with Hermes’ legacy being so imposing, she replied by stating that “there is not an inch of nostalgia in Hermès. Heritage is not necessarily hammered with nostalgia. Heritage is like DNA in a way. It’s a code that is there, but it actually enables you to live today. I don’t need to think of balancing it because it’s really more innate. For ready-to-wear, you don’t have time to be nostalgic; it’s good that it’s there, and you can use what you want and how to process it and work with it.”
She also revealed that, given her Antwerp Six-inspired minimalist aesthetics, to better understand the roots of Hermes she had to become familiar with saddle making, as well as with “the purity of a shape and the autonomy of that shape, and also the fusion between the man and the animal.” Such cryptic answers really give us a clear idea for interpreting this latest Hermes fall 2017 collection, which is targeted towards the dynamic woman, who needs to wear something practical yet fancy all day long, from the office to the aperitif.
The collection was thus packed with strong fashions that were utilitarian and chic, with the separates inevitably dominating the scene. Although showcased in color-themed blocks, each one of the items is meant to be mix-and-matched with the others, which is no small feat for sure.
The leather goods played an important role, too, with the accessory line being even more variegated and multifaceted than the clothing range, if possible. Aside from the purses, which are Hermes’ trademark, Vanhée-Cybulski had a particular care for the shoes, which here were exclusively thigh-high boots with platform heels.
Pleated skirts, warm jackets and coats, turtleneck sweaters and even sheer, airy shirts all worked together to create the Hermes fall/winter 2017-18 rtw collection that not only was wearable indeed, but also could introduce us to Vanhée-Cybulski’s most daring side, namely the one from which we should expect imposing and revolutionizing things in the years to come.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
The Hermes pre-fall 2017 collection is full of structured, clean lines and swooping soft folded knits. Overall the collection is a cohesive blend of warm colors and luxurious final aesthetics. The biggest point of note is the true infusion of Hermès artistic director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski and the clear appearance of her influence showing through the upcoming Hermès pre-fall collection more than those that came before.
During her presentation of the Hermès pre-fall 2017 collection, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski actually invited British band Hot Chip to perform, effectively turning the Hermès boutique into a Parisian dance club. The band created a fun and incredible house party atmosphere, just as she intended.
While the models were enjoying the music and ensuing party post show, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski was happy to admit that “it was the idea of turning the store into a Sunday brunch and . . . a house party,” further explaining to Vogue: “Why Hot Chip? I really love them. They have a strong sense of rhythm and a quirkiness that I like.” When it was mentioned that the band is also introspective, she replied with a laugh, “Well, I’m into introspective fashion, so I guess I relate to their music because of that, too.”
There are obvious callbacks made of the equestrian history and style of Hermès in this pre-fall 2017 collection but with some beautiful additions to round the collection out appropriately. One of the greatest features is the existence of beautiful knit sweaters, folded and draped and perfectly accented for an upscale but very warm look. There were youthful elements integrated into the looks, giving an unexpected contemporary feel that had an air that Hermès is not usually known for.
As the Hermès shopper evolves with time, it is important that the fashion house evolves as well without letting go of their tried and true roots completely. Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski was clearly able to do this and in admirable fashion. This has been evident in a good number of looks throughout the previous fashion shows, but obviously this updated sentiment is showing through now more than ever.
Though the aesthetic has received a bit of a touch up, the well-known level of luxury has remained of a consistently reliable high quality. The box-pleated outfits are precise and the prints of the scarf dresses were derived from Nathalie Du Pasquier – a Memphis era artist.
Unexpected details like a super slim tuxedo stripe down wide legged pants and the hints of menswear inspired tailored multi piece looks from a shorts to slim pants set were also included in the collection. It was very well rounded, and the shoes were terrific. The outerwear as well was of a different sort than I expected to see, with a variety that is certainly very appreciable.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski created a beautiful presentation for Hermès, unsurprisingly, and showed the Hermès spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection in such a way that nothing could distract from the clothes that were shown down the runway. After seeing the collection, it is highly unlikely much could distract from a stunning arrangement of ensembles that hit multiple trends for spring and summer 2017.
The collection included ensembles for every need from work to play with interesting silhouettes that ranged from fitted to floating in colors that are bold and bright. The design of the runway boosted these looks, enhancing them as they shone down the runway with the audience sitting closer to the runways for the best views within curtained all white corridors created specifically for this runway.
Beautiful leatherwork popped up in skirts and coats with a visible patchwork feel. The enticing superiority that Hermès leatherwork is known for was also apparent in the shoes and handbags.
The Hermes work looks for spring 2017 had a high waisted and very linear theme, the silhouettes appearing long and lean. High waisted, loose legged pants and ‘80s era reminiscent tops are making a fierce comeback, having been seen on several runways and showing strongly during the Hermès spring 2017 ready-to-wear show. The broader, pad enhanced shoulders featured pockets enhanced with diagonal zippers, and many were tucked neatly into the high waisted pants.
The very popular fashion trends that have emerged during the fashion month for spring and summer 2017’s ready-to-wear were very present during the Hermes spring 2017 runway show. The use of bright and vibrant yellow up in six of the 46 gasp-inducing ensembles was refreshing. Bright yellow was also featured in the handbags.
Fuchsia has also been making a very bright splash as an upcoming trend, and Hermès has two ensembles featuring this color for the new collection. Not every trend made an appearance on this runway and the majority of the collection featured a lot of muted colors and quite a few ensembles in a greyish green.
It is, however, extremely apparent that Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski wanted a few trends to be present in the Hermès spring 2017 show. The interplay between menswear and womenswear was also seen in several of the ensembles as this is a trend that will be seen a lot this upcoming spring and summer.
The knitwear looked soft and elegant in fit and flared midi dress silhouettes. A pleated skirt was printed yet demur, it looked beautiful and simplistic but could easily be fit into several different wardrobe genres with little effort.
One of the hallmarks of Hermès is their leatherwork and their leather pieces were practically magic. One coat in particular – a darker, A-line cut patchwork trench coat with a brown belt was a stunningly beautiful piece of leather work, done with the same patchwork design that let the colors of the outfit beneath peek through.
To be fair, Hermès is not a brand about following or setting trends but about a high level of chicness that cannot be denied.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
With only a few hours apart from one another, both Apple and Hermès hit the headlines with exciting news that will instantly make the fashion/tech enthusiasts rejoice. Starting from April 19th, the leather bands of the iconic Apple Hermes watches will not only be sold separately, but will also feature a wider range of colors, so you’ll have more chances to match your watch to your outfits. The Apple Watch gets more colorful than ever thanks to Hermès, which chose to add Bleu Paon, Bleu Saphir, Blanc and Feu (emerald green, navy blue, white and orange, accordingly) colors to its list, in addition to the already-available colors the tech-watch comes in (namely brown, gray, black, red and blue).
At the same time, for the first time ever in the history of Apple, all the different Hermès leather bands will be sold separately at select Apple Stores, Hermès stores and on the brand’s websites.
The sizes of the bands vary per Apple Watch model size, and not all the colors will be available for both the 38 mm and the 42 mm models. They won’t, of course, be cheap either, as according to Apple Insider the standalone bands will retail for $340 for the Single Tour and $490 for the Double Tour. The iconic brown leather Hermès Cuff band, on the other hand, will cost a whopping $690.
If you are looking for a ‘cheaper’ iconic standalone band, and would like to just invest in one strap, we recommend buying the orange one, as this color is closer to and perfectly represents the French fashion house’s legacy. The standalone bands could also be great gifts you may want to give to any of your friends and/or family members, who already have the Apple watch (buying a standalone band is definitely cheaper that buying a whole set, as the starting price of the Hermès Apple Watch is still $1,100).
Although definitely not being the cheapest way to complete one’s outfit while also keeping all the daily schedules and messages on track, the new Hermès x Apple bands will surely add a fresh fashion touch to those who define themselves as dyed-in-the-wool Apple geeks. Apple has so far invested a lot into making its watch the most fashionable product of its line, and the strategy is bearing fruits indeed.
The brands began working on their partnership starting from last fall, and have since then attracted a lot of fashion and tech enthusiasts. News of purchasing any of the Apple Hermès watches online came earlier last January, and now as buying the bands separately is finally possible, the Hermès x Apple product sales will definitely increase.
Photos courtesy of Hermes
While many of the designers have been including spaghetti straps and open chests showing off lots of legs and even cutout out sides and backs, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s Hermes fall 2016 ready-to-wear line has been focused on swaddling up in the least bulky manner possible, but still going for the larger sized tops and skirts. Even the boots, though fitted to the legs, are not fitted enough to say they are molded to the limbs, such as they would be if they were in velvet or otherwise. Shoes with socks also appear, which change the manner by which the footwear appears, now seeming as if the ladies are wearing boots that have an interesting style to them. The pumps come in butterscotch, grey, gold and black, while the boots are cream, black, white and camel hued.
Even the clothing starts off in some deep golden colors, appearing on coats, culottes, midi hem dresses, pleated skirts, baggy tops and different accessories. We notice the use of bone white coloring with a slight grey tinge, appearing on some really pretty looks, such as the matching turtleneck and maxi skirt combination, accented at the waist with a thin black belt, the creamy hued pantsuit with the pale bronze sweater underneath the long blazer and high-waist loose-leg trousers, worn with hair left loose and white boots to complete the look.
The Hermes essence is that of chic comfort in warm style and that is what each and every jacket, coat, blazer, sweater, boots, trousers and everything else in between strives to create. It is the fall and winter, which means the colors are matching, appearing initially in burnt gold, then in bone white, appealing to us with some creamier hues, a bit of taupe and then some black, before we get a glimpse of maps on the dresses with black backgrounds, the pieces appearing as windows to the souls and secrets of the earth below us. We see some truly delectable dark cherry looks in a maroon hue, appearing on multiple pieces, from skirts to dresses, jackets to form fitting long sleeve tops.
We notice the dark olive that peeks through in between, while combinations of black and white could not be put aside. Oh but the best certainly has to be the gold and garnet silken designs, a fitted sweater tucked into a high-waist skirt with flowing hems and a golden pair of pumps underneath to complete an ensemble that could easily sway any man. It could have been a little different in cuts with the same colors, but beggars cannot be choosers, especially not when we have such delicacies splayed before us.
Yes, we are certainly going to be enjoying the beauty of the Hermes looks over the fall and winter, while the biggest investment will be in those darling blue socks to wear with the golden and black heels. Long sleeves, long skirts and silky overtones mean that we shall be enjoying the loveliness of being covered up now more than ever, stylishly warm in our gorgeous outfits.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
When the Apple Hermès watch was announced last September, and later released to select stores and boutiques around the world in October, two significant industries were merged together: technology and fashion. The Apple Watch was a breakthrough device that flew off the shelves, and adding Hermès in the mix makes everything a great deal more exciting – and of course more costly as well.
Beginning on this Friday, Jan. 22, this enthralling innovation will be available to more than just those willing to travel to the boutique locations to pick up a watch. It will become available on both Apple.com and Hermes.com, where the whole collection will be ready to order. The collection consists of three styles, each of which features straps of handmade leather and customizable stainless steel Apple Watch face: The “Single Tour,” the “Double Tour,” and the “Cuff.” Spread out among these three strap options are a total of ten models, which come in a variety of colors.
This collaboration was beneficial to both parties here, as Apple was working to have the Apple Watch viewed more as a luxury item, both technologically and fashionably, and Hermès was able to benefit from the esteemed publicity of the Apple brand. There was a lot of debate at the beginning of the Apple Watch’s production in April 2015 as to whether or not the product could be stylish or not. This wasn’t a problem for avid Apple fans, who generally weren’t concerned with how chic the product was, but instead with the technology behind it. And rightly so, but this barrier caused sales to be lower than they otherwise could have been, and likely now will be with this partnership. The watch still racked up 1 million preorders in the first day alone, but those numbers would have been supplemented by members of the fashion community if they had looked a bit more stylish.
Better late than never! Despite the hefty price tag, the Apple Hermès watches are looking great. If you’re looking to buy one of these watches for yourself, you’ll be looking to pay $1,100 for the Single Tour, $1,250 for the Double Tour, or $1,500 for the Cuff. So for this upgrade from the standard Apple Watch, the price is more than tripling, for the priciest option.
And now that they are available online, sales will likely spike again! Convenience is a great motivator when it comes to shopping, especially when the product is useful as both a high-tech gadget and as an accessory. When the fashion and technology industries meet up, you know you’re in for something amazing, and now that e-shopping is brought into the mix, we’re not sure if this deal can get any sweeter for those interesting in sporting one of the chicest, most innovative accessories to date – right in time to wear during the Fashion Week.
Photo courtesy of Hermes
It’s a new era for the fashion industry and all the luxury brands know that to keep up with the current it’s better to invest in online marketing. It wasn’t that long ago when Gucci’s website went under the knife rejuvenating its style. A few days ago, it was French luxury brand Hermes’ turn to make some changes with their website design, officially launching the perfect innovative website for the 21st century.
With its fresh and appealing new look, Hermes’ new online platform consists of animated gifs, short tales about jewelry and leather goods, short films and a sort of new dictionary, named ‘Hermesistible’, wherein it is possible to find the three new words the luxury brand has appositely made up for us, namely jalousele, which stands for ‘a spark of envy in a shade of green’, impulcie – ‘a fleeting guilt when indulging a whim of child-like pleasure’, and escapitude standing for ‘the joy of planning an impromptu escape’.
Described as ‘the lexicon of wordelicious fashion jewellery’, Hermesistible features a colorful section of Hermes gifts, and is meant to represent all those who not only are feeling impulsive and jealous, but also feel the urge to escape from something (or maybe someone?). Hermesistible will soon feature two more words, follitude and aparess, the definitions for which are going to be unveiled this upcoming December.
Although the website still shows all the latest Hermes pieces, it is in fact mainly dedicated to its accessory collections, and focuses more on interacting with its customers rather than merely showing them its goodies. Doing so, it tries to work as a source of inspiration for anyone, from the young girl who is interested in fashion, to the adult who loves interactive platforms. Moreover, the platform makes it possible not only to directly purchase the pictured item, but also ‘like’ it or share it on any kind of social media.
Hermes’ technologic turn officially started earlier in September, when the French brand, teaming up with Apple, launched a new AppleWatch. Available in 3 styles, the Hermes AppleWatches are only sold in selected stores, and their price tags range from $1,100 to $1,500.
But what are the real reasons behind the new innovative Hermes website?
Besides giving a more interactive platform to its customers, Hermes is also trying to find new ways to increase its renowned position as a luxury brand, subsequently increasing its income. Hermes investments in the digital world will take an ultimate turn in 2016, when the brand’s e-commerce platform will be incorporated into its brand new website. Doing so, chief executive Axel Dumas hopes to internationally expand the French brand.
Regarding this, he recently stated: “E-commerce is important, but also it’s about communication, telling your value. That’s why we are really thinking hard on re-launching the new website in 2016. I view digital as a great opportunity and something that is going to become more and more important.”
Not for nothing, e-commerce is indeed a good way to make profitable income in a world where luxury brands are experiencing a decreasing sales growth, and we hope Hermes will find its way in the cyber-space!
Photo courtesy of Hermes