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Review of the FW22 Hermès Men’s Ready-to-Wear show

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The makings of a modern dandy and his clever wardrobe via the Hermès FW22 Men’s Ready-to-Wear show in Paris last week.

In 2022, everything operates on a hybrid model – an amalgamation of physical and digital. The backdrop for Hermès’ AW22 menswear show in Paris followed a similar move. The backdrop to the show was the Mobilier National collection of tapestries showcased alongside digital screens showing enlarged sections of the tapestries. The result of this hybrid approach is an abstract wall of screens that change before our eyes and become part of the landscape of the new collection. It is also the atmosphere of the Hermès Prêt-à-Porter Homme FW22 show and the idea of ​​a dandy man.

For the collection, Véronique Nichanian (director of men’s creation at Hermès) relies on the notion of dandies. What exactly does a dandy man wear in 2022 is the question on everyone’s mind and Nichanian answers it with a dose of sophistication and style.

Style lessons from the Hermès FW22 Men’s Ready-to-Wear show

Wear deconstructed silk shirts

Nichanian’s 2022 memo is filled with deconstructed silk shirts with high necklines paired under twin sets. The aesthetic is simple, simple yet formal. It’s a hybrid approach to formal dress filled with optimism and lightheartedness. This approach is followed throughout Hermès Men’s Ready-to-Wear AW22 with garments designed to be hybrid and reversible.

Always add color

The effect of modern-day dandyism is especially visible in the presence of color in the collection. Nichanian changes the definition of what constitutes smart dress with her use of color in otherwise muted tones and monochromatic wardrobes. The color scheme at Hermès includes lush greens – conifer green, lettuce green and verdigris alongside pops of signature Hermès orange, pale pink and red.

A handbag is a must

Billed as the Birkin for boys, Hermès presented the Rock, a handbag from the Haut à Ceintures family, on the catwalk. Similar in appearance to the Birkin, it establishes the need for a large, sturdy bag in the wardrobe of a modern dandy gentleman. We love the addition of the zip on the outer facade of the bags. While the collection was robust with Chelsea boots and other accessories, the men’s bag certainly converted.

All images: Courtesy of Hermès.