On Thursday, September 29, 2022, Hermès opened its new Madison Avenue Flagship boutique with a huge and extremely well-received event. Before the stages and sets and one-night disco had even been cleared, most of Hermès’ corporate leadership had to run back to Paris without even a moment to rest and enjoy the glow of success; a mere two days later, on Saturday afternoon in Paris, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski presented the Hermès Women’s Spring-Summer 2023 Ready-To-Wear runway show.

Echoing the actual experience of her corporate Hermès compatriots, Vanhee-Cybulski presented a show full of movement, reflecting how our world has come back to moving, exploring, and traveling. With clothes that flowed and moved, along with many utilitarian elements associated with the outdoors, such as bungee cords, whipstitching, light materials, and of course, the zipper (Hermès was the first to introduce the zipper to France), the show had elements both practical and pretty. Earth tones dominated, with tans, golds, and corals reminiscent of a sunset, and every look was matched with the same shoe (a platform sandal) in the relevant color.

Utilitarian Elements

Ties reminiscent of bungee cords, light fabrics, zippers, and various open elements of the clothing bring to mind outdoor activities like hiking and sailing.

Hermes SS23 Look 16 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 16 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 7 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 7 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 21 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 21 via Vogue.com

Whipstitching

Whip stitching was typically used as an edge to leather pieces and as a design element.

Hermes SS23 Look 9 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 9 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 11 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 11 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 13 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 13 via Vogue.com

Body Conscious

Slim and body-skimming silhouettes, usually on top, were paired with a slim or flowing bottom.

Hermes SS23 Look 28 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 28 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 35 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 35 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 48 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 48 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 57 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 57 via Vogue.com

Movement

Many of the clothes had an element of movement in flowing, light material, either from the material cut at the bottom of a piece or as an accent on one side.

Hermes SS23 Look 20 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 20 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 24 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 24 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 52 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 52 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 54 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 54 via Vogue.com

Feminine

Finally, there were also pieces that incorporated some of the above influences to create an atypically pretty, feminine look.

Hermes SS23 Look 34 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 34 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 36 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 36 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 45 via Vogue.com

Hermes SS23 Look 45 via Vogue.com

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Fabuleux
Fabuleux
1 month ago

It’s a beautiful collection. I particularly enjoy look 52.

Antonia
Antonia
1 month ago

I love the look of that hobo/shoulder bag.

Passerine
Passerine
1 month ago

Those shoes are interesting. I would never wear them but they are kind of cool. Favorite outfit is that long bitter orange dress in Look 20.

Gayle
Gayle
1 month ago
Reply to  Passerine

Me tooo! Would totally wear that dress

SonShownu
SonShownu
1 month ago

The bag on Look 7, i love it, especially wide shoulder strap, looks comfy

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
1 month ago

Minus the bag, I like Look 7. It’s a very cool outfit.

Oceansgallery
Oceansgallery
1 month ago

Truly appreciable! So happy to see the awareness about sustainability and its implementation in the fashion industry. And the most amazing thing is fashion is not compromised at all! In love with the concept, ideas, and fashion statement of Ocean gallery. I love em all!

NCH
NCH
27 days ago

Look 24 and 54! Wow

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