Veronique Nichanian, Hermes men’s wear designer, has understood the rise of the understated luxury. Nichaian stripped everything down to the basics and concentrated on the beauty of fabrication, with the most luxurious collection, in my opinion. With quality and excellent craftsmanship, she simplified everything with subtle allure and put out luxurious crew neck pullovers, soft lambskin T-shirts, sheer delicate shirts with horse bit prints and detachable scarf collars, mostly in cotton and linen to reflect a bohemian spirit.
Kim Jones, studio and style director of menswear, painted the perfect picture of an unrestrained luxury of total freedom to travel. Inspired by American culture along with Louis Vuitton’s travel heritage, the collection encompassed variations on the classic cotton shirt paired with bandanas and single-breasted suits. Double-faced silk reversible blousons, silk shorts and crocodile varsity jackets were all made lightweight for summer travels.
This season designers Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver decided to return to the true beauty of luxurious menswear, making the collection distinctly different from the rest of the spring looks, by doing away with the fuss of prints or shocking colours and concentrating mainly on cut and texture. Elegance came in the form of minimal oversized jackets and floor sweeping voluminous pants, on the contrast, sexy short shorts were also introduced as a summer essential that might prove to be quite the challenge given its brevity.