Hermès Fall-Winter 2024 New York

Hermès Fall Winter 2024-2025 Ready-to-Wear Collection: New York Chapter. Story by RUNWAY MAGAZINE. Photo Courtesy: Filippo Fior / Armando Grillo / Theo Wenner / Bureau Betak for HERMES.

In a continuation of her 2024 Fall-Winter narrative, Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski unveiled the second chapter of Hermès’ ready-to-wear collection in the heart of New York City. Building upon the collection presented in Paris, this runway show was an ode to the city’s relentless pace, energy, and timeless optimism, seamlessly blending French sophistication with New York’s urban grit.

The collection is a vibrant mosaic that reflects New York’s bustling streets and eclectic style. It reimagines the equestrian wardrobe with a sporty, urban twist, epitomizing the spirit of an urban rider. The Rocabar horse blanket, an iconic Hermès motif, appears in structured silhouettes adorned in vibrant ocher shades. Reinvented rider’s jackets offer unexpected softness, with leather straps seamlessly melding into the knit, exemplifying the collection’s theme of utility meeting comfort.

Vanhée-Cybulski’s collection thrives on contrasts and juxtapositions. It’s a celebration of diverse and eclectic wardrobes where bangles and bracelets jingle, and opposites attract in sophisticated harmony. Materials mix and textures converse, creating ensembles where long meets short, and volumes envelop the body. Down jackets meet pea coats and trench coats, while leather and knitwear interact in structured compositions that capture the vitality and freedom of New York City.

The collection showcases statement outerwear essential for city dwellers. Highlights include a reversible cropped puffer, with one side in electric blue shaved shearling and the other in dark leather, and a striking taxi-yellow trench with turned-up brown leather cuffs. This unexpected use of color, diverging from the typical preference for black, added a refreshing twist to the collection, reflecting the vibrant diversity of New York.

After the runway presentation, curtains drew back to reveal a festive scene of well-stocked bars and a stage illuminated with a sign reading “Hermès Manhattan Rocabar.” This Franglish portmanteau, referencing the striped horse rug patterns featured throughout the collection, set the stage for a lively performance by Caroline Polachek. Clad in a traffic-stopping red leather vest and pants, Polachek’s rendition of “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” encapsulated the collection’s energetic and on-message sentiment.

Vanhée-Cybulski’s connection to New York is deeply personal. Having spent four formative years in the city before being recruited by Hermès, her affinity for the metropolis is evident in her designs. This show was a one-time event, a celebration of her unique bond with New York, rather than the beginning of a new routine for Hermès.

The collection masterfully bridges the elusive yet fascinating contrasts and similarities between French and American style. It acknowledges the universal appeal of smart, sexy leather pants paired with glossy leather cowboy boots, the allure of a roomy jumpsuit in horizontally oriented corduroy with leather sleeves, and the playful elegance of wearing fistfuls of rings and bracelets. This cultural blend resonates through every piece, making the collection both globally relevant and distinctly Hermès.

The Hermès Fall Winter 2024-2025 ready-to-wear collection is a testament to Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski’s ability to weave personal narrative and cultural homage into a cohesive and captivating fashion statement. It celebrates the dynamic energy of New York while maintaining the timeless elegance of French design, creating a collection that is as vibrant and multifaceted as the city itself. This New York chapter is not just a continuation, but a bold reimagining, affirming Hermès’ position at the intersection of tradition and modernity.

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Posted from New York, Manhattan, United States.