It’s that time again! I love when the days start to get a bit longer, the days just a bit warmer, and the new colors of spring/summer start arriving in the shops. I had such a great response to my color articles from 2021, I am making this a regular seasonal article, with tweaks as needed (I just looked at my fall article and am impressed with your patience with me…that was really long!).
How it works: I pretty much spend all year keeping an eye out for what’s coming next; of course, as always, I’m going to say that PurseBlog is the best resource, but I’m happy to give you Cliff’s Notes version (or, rather, Pink’s Notes) so that it’s all in one place and you don’t have to wade through it all. Other information I obtain from my own personal interactions with the brand, close friends, social media – I’m always on the lookout. I build my lists of new and returning colors for leather goods and SLGs; it’s intended to be as comprehensive as possible, although there are always some surprises.
Then, because I started out buying scarves and I know a lot of you buy them as well to coordinate (or to, ahem, build up your pre-spend), I take a look at the color families being offered in the silks and cashmeres and then give you some ideas for the season. I’m still working on the best way to do this; clearly, Hermès is still doing color families, but I feel that they are phasing out the names and just using them as a guideline. Family names are no longer on the website, and the actual range of colors used in each family seems a lot broader than in past seasons. Therefore, this season I have loosely grouped the scarves by similar dominant colors and then coordinated with the leathers. You will see all of this information in part II of this article, coming soon!
What also struck me this season was that the scarf colorways really incorporated older, currently retired colors. For example, I saw a lot of Jaune Ambre in the scarves, yet I have not seen that color offered recently.
So, let’s jump in!
What Is New and What Is Returning
These are the new leather colors for this season, as many of you probably already know:
NOTE: The leather type referenced in each swatch refers to the leather photographed, and does not reflect the type of leather the color will be available in this season.
Returning colors for this season include:
The range of colors I have seen offered recently, and for the current season, including the above:
No need to get out your magnifying glass – I’ll break it down for you!
The Bright Pink-Reds
The Browns & Tans
And finally, the Neutrals
Check out part II of this article, which coordinates leather colors with the scarves and cashmeres of the season!