Iconic De­tail

The clas­sics get a con­tem­po­rary up­grade with Her­mès’ lat­est shoe col­lec­tion

Red Magazine - - Acquired - WORDS TISHA RAMIREZ

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.

Her­mès, Green­belt 3, Ayala Cen­ter, Makati City. 757-8910.

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