nadège vanhée-cybulski’s debut at hermès
The designer showed her first collection for the brand at Paris Fashion Week.
Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski, the new artistic director of women's ready-to-wear, showed her debut collection in Paris today and beamed with joy when she took her bow. Vanhée-Cybulski previously worked at The Row and Celine and is the replacement for Christophe Lemaire (who in turn replaced Jean Paul Gaultier) as the head of the house. The collection was a sleek, luxurious affair, starting off with black leather looks (NB: the murderously good dungarees), working through full-knitted dresses that would certainly suit House of Cards' Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) and seeing liberal use of raw steak red (as well as mustard, scarlet and ivory).
The silhouette was pleasurably loungey, giving off easy confidence and a feint whiff of masculinity. Vanhée-Cybulski is considered to be part of the "rise of the quiet designer", according to The Guardian. Along with recent appointments Alessandro Michele at Gucci, Peter Copping at Oscar de la Renta and Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud at Carven, she's proof that less famous designers are finally getting the dues they deserve. Mercifully, the days of the Lilo-esque celeb takeover are gone!
Photography Inez and Vinoodh.