Hermes hosts Paris Fashion Week show at airport hangar

Sarfaraz RizviWeb Editor

04th Oct, 2021. 02:26 pm

The models lined up and were facing the audience when an airplane landed

The fashion press was shuttled to an airport on the outskirts of Paris for Hermes International’s spring ready-to-wear catwalk show, which sent fitted leather crop tops, silky dresses, and relaxed trousers down a circular catwalk set up in a hangar.

Robot cameras flew around the runway and dropped from the ceiling, filming the models as they marched past the audience, which was seated on a platform in the center of the space.

Following months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paris Fashion Week, which runs through October 5, has resumed full swing this season, with dozens of labels holding in-person shows.

Nadege Vanhee-Cybulki, the creative director of Hermes women’s ready-to-wear, added modern accents to her feminine designs, such as paper-bag waists on long skirts and pants.

Tops and jackets were decorated with subtle leather buckles and studs, a tribute to the house’s legacy as a saddlery maker, while yellow leather coats lightened the dull palette of neutral shades.

The bronze-hued panels that served as a backdrop rolled to the side for the finale, revealing an open view of the Bourget airport’s runway, which serves as a hub for private jets.

When an airplane landed, the models were lined up and facing the audience.


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