Jean Paul Gautier’s inspiration for Hermes Spring 2008 Ready-to-wear Collection came from India and that was apparant right from the get go! There were turbans and in some instances, models’ hair that was styled like turbans with really high top knots!
There were beautiful suede tunics embellished and embroidered…And, I absolutely loved the Nehru jackets worn over jodhpurs. I for one, have never been into Jodhpurs but they are big for spring and I have seen almost every designer do them or atleast interpret them! But how great would those super structured Nehru jackets look with ciggarette trousers? Divine. And, that swimming costume? So reminiscent of the timeless Hermes silk scarf! Fabulous!
And there were these reinterpreted Sari-dresses which left a shoulder bare and had that ethereal feel about them, though must admit, they did sometimes get campy! But not everything in a collection is ever all commercial, so I loved it! And those beautiful purple, aubergine hues made an appearance too! That is ‘the’ color! The rich deep jewel tones were just fabulous!
I loved the longer evening dresses. So feminine, so much of what makes them an instant classic.
The collection was très luxe, uber chic and unquestionably Hermes. Whats not to like?