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Hermès A/W 2010 presents old English flair

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A luxury brand no less, Hermès pieces – may it be bag, scarf, dress, jewelry or notebook – are one of the most coveted items any true-blue fashionista dare not miss in this lifetime. But if you’re new to fashion, just Google the word ‘birkin’, and you’ll totally understand why we give such high regard to this French fashion house.

So, of course, we were elated to find out that Hermès sent us copies of their Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 collections, allowing us the privilege to share with you this catwalk report. Well, we are definitely sure that this retrospective of the Hermès’ women and men’s ready-to-wear collections will give you great insights on how to stay classy yet trendy when the cold sets in.

“Men should wear color” is the bold statement that Veronique Nichanian, the menswear designer at Hermes, put forward on the runway earlier this year. Surprising and stunning at the same time, we agree that this coming Winter, men must aspire to look youthful and urban sophisticate. The Hermès jackets, cardigans, sweats and trousers in silhouettes of alligator green, maroon, hot pink, red and chocolate brown are very inspiring for any stylish man who can mix up street grunge with vintage classics.

On the other hand, just before he left his heritage at Hermès, Jean-Paul Gaultier aroused women’s imagination to craft power play in elegant use of dark hues accentuated with leather ensembles and jungle prints. Donning bowler hats while accessorised with umbrella or pocket watch, models walked down the ramp in masculine three-piece suits, leather coats and minis in crocodile. Indeed an impeccable autumn/winter collection, kudos to JPG on how he fit women in men’s style in this depiction of old England flair.

Click through to the next page for a complete view of Hermès’ A/W 2010-2011 lookbook.

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