Hermès Fall 2013
The library at Lycée Henri IV, one of the most prestigious high schools in Paris, was transformed into a runway for Hermès's Fall 2013 show. Leather chairs and benches were arranged into rows, and more than one attendee commented on how comfortable the seating assignments were. The clothes looked plenty cozy too. Christophe Lemaire sent a variety of great coats down the runway, including a few varietals in fur and one with wide bands of brown, red, gray, and black. Of course, if you're going to show your wares in a school, then they have to be smart. So Lemaire's offering was heavy on well-tailored suiting separates, crisp shirts, and functional dresses, but it was surprisingly low on bags. Perhaps the designer — and the house — want customers to study the clothing as closely as they do the accessories.