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HermesSpring Summer 2014 Paris

Runway Review
10/2/2013 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

Designer Christophe Lemaire took to the jungle for his intimate spring-summer show, with models who snaked around foliage in a central Paris orangery in deep greens, blues and nature prints.

"The dream of the jungles. I started with the deep shades and then gradually brought in prints colours," Lemaire said of his luxuriant collection, which used a large tulip print on high-collared silk gowns called "folkloric."

The show had all the usually fine cut Hermes-style clothes, like one must-have loose beige suit paired with leather sandals, but it couldn't help but feel a bit mute overall.

A pale buckled ethnic skirt in rough material with a flash of green was a fiery little touch that Lemaire could have developed more.

Lemaire said the jungle theme was inspired by the master painter Henri Rousseau, whose most famous work is "Tiger in a Tropical Storm." It was a shame there were no tigers here.

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10/2/2013 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

Designer Christophe Lemaire took to the jungle for his intimate spring-summer show, with models who snaked around foliage in a central Paris orangery in deep greens, blues and nature prints.

"The dream of the jungles. I started with the deep shades and then gradually brought in prints colours," Lemaire said of his luxuriant collection, which used a large tulip print on high-collared silk gowns called "folkloric."

The show had all the usually fine cut Hermes-style clothes, like one must-have loose beige suit paired with leather sandals, but it couldn't help but feel a bit mute overall.

A pale buckled ethnic skirt in rough material with a flash of green was a fiery little touch that Lemaire could have developed more.

Lemaire said the jungle theme was inspired by the master painter Henri Rousseau, whose most famous work is "Tiger in a Tropical Storm." It was a shame there were no tigers here.


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