I kept this post in my endless list of drafts for so long that I'd almost forgotten I'd written it. Luckily I have found it and thanks to my little delay now I can show you two collections instead of just one :)
I have to admit that before seeing this collection I had never heard of this brilliant French designer which is a shame, especially when I realised how much I've missed! Now Christophe, Hermès’ creative director is growing his own label and so far, it's been a huge success.
The autumn collection just charmed me with the oversized silhouettes, straight cuts and a simple colour palette. I love Christophe's choice of fabrics - wool, silk, cotton, suede, tweed and plush are just perfect for autumn! The whole collection is quite androgynous and edgy. I love the layering and the use of colour which accentuates it. Also, the way of presenting it is really something different, instead of posing on a white background, the models wander around the mysterious, empty apartment which creates a really enigmatic atmosphere. This French kind of effortless chic and nonchalance always gets me :)
I would also like to share with you Christophe's new Spring 2013 collection as I think it's a great continuation of the theme. This time instead of an apartment it's painter's atelier. The colour palette is a bit braver and more alive, from ultramarine, amber yellow, green, burgundy to good old black, white, cream and navy. Christophe replaced the typical winter fabrics with breathable and lightweight poplin, linen, cotton, muslin and silk. The silhouettes stayed slouchy and boyfriend-like but still very feminine.
Christophe says that he creates sophisticated kinds of workwear and easy wear. He also says that he wants to make a women friendly pieces - clothes that women look and feel good in. I can definitely see myself easily becoming best friends with these clothes :) How about you?
Fall 2012 collection
Spring 2013 collection
Photos from Style.com