Hermès’ History

At Saturday’s shows in Paris for Men’s Fashion Week, Véronique Nichanian debuted her latest invention for Hermès: goatskin imprinted with silk twill. While her Spring/Summer 2016 collection for the label included many timeless favorites (think elastic-waist, green suede pants and a hooded sweatshirt made of water snake dyed red), her use of animal skin and silk on the same t-shirt brought together two of Hermès’ signature materials. Overall, there appeared to be a strong ’20s influence with a relaxed street aesthetic, as looks included cuffed suit pants, wide square collars, and silk scarves, as well as casual t-shirts and graphic print zip-up hoodies.