When I think of Hermès, I think of a ton of different kinds of accessories, but I don't think of evening bags. Clutches, maybe, but not the compact, structured little bags reserved for the most formal of events. And I had never really considered it before, but doesn't that seem odd? Hermès clients are surely the type of people, on average, who have the occasional very fancy party to attend, and its very much a brand that outfits its customers for the full range of life experiences. As of fall, that range now includes formal weddings and charity galas.
The frame clutches, which were square little boxes on delicate chains, generally rendered in exotic leathers, were the most notable new addition of the season by far. In addition to those, Hermès also included new colors of the saddle bag it introduced for pre-fall. With plenty of black and more studs than we've come to expect from Hermès, as well as fall standards like tan and burgundy, the collection followed along with the dark tone that's been running through fashion all season. Check out the runway bags below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]