Hermès takes refined fashion to a desert rave during Paris Fashion Week

PARIS, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Hermès (HRMS.PA) creative director Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski has captured the Burning Man festival vibe, adding swirls of color and utilitarian touches to an elegant spring-summer collection sent on the catwalk on Saturday to techno rhythms.

“A rave in the desert,” announced show notes handed out by costumed attendants who also greeted guests with glasses of champagne.

The audience sat on risers facing a towering backdrop shaped like a mound of desert sand – a white shape that came alive with shifting colors as the show began.

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Models paraded around the plush-lined ensemble on cubist-style platform sandals.

The first look was classic Hermès: a shirt and trouser set in pale and beige leather, the top with a collar and wide sleeves, while the trouser legs were slightly fitted at the bottom.

An explosion of russet-colored looks came later, followed by silky dresses with large orange and pink spots, garments made from perforated leather and slightly bolder graphic prints outlined in black.

Tent-like straps lifted the hem panels and decorated bare bellies, while laces ran up and down the seams and a minimalist military-style leather vest had a slim backpack pocket.

Celebrities and international crowds flooded the French capital for Paris Fashion Week, which ends on October 4, and marked the fashion industry’s comeback as the post-pandemic boom in luxury sales continues.

Italian fashion house Valentino shows on Sunday, while Chanel and Louis Vuitton show on Tuesday.

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Reporting by Mimosa Spencer; Editing by David Holmes

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