The classics get a contemporary upgrade with Hermès’ latest shoe collection
The spring/summer 2017 collection of Hermès embodies elegance with a twist, with creative director Pierre Hardy describing the array of footwear as “a very feminine collection to dance, jump, and walk [with].”
From boots to sandals, the brand uses different materials and techniques to create pieces we haven’t seen before without sacrificing iconic details. Braiding is seen in the Octobre and Oxyene models, which uses braided textile and silk scarves respectively. Metallic studs embellish the Obsession while a Kelly buckle adds an accent to the Oz flat mule. The “H” cut treatment is also featured in three new styles, all with a multicolor identity. One of them, named Oracle, has a new square heel for better stability and height. In terms of stitching, the saddle stitch pattern also comes into play. The inspiration for these footwear styles comes from the classic Hermès leather goods, a nod to the label’s artisans. The only brogue in the collection, the Othello, features this stitching and comes in crisp white leather.
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