In a way only Hermès can, designer Véronique Nichanian pushes understatement to the very boundaries of luxury, with layers of wool and leather in subtly varied dark tones.
Supple leather trousers in navy, black and grey fell in soft folds, while a platinum leather coat took on the role of high end rain mac. Innovative bonding techniques saw a wool jacket and coat dipped into glossy black leather.
In an entirely black collection, a cherry red and russet square holdall brought a cheery flash of colour.
A subtle mash up print of op art and animal pattern swatches adorned a shirt in varying shades of grey, while disjointed wide stripes in murky blues and reds cut across jackets and shirts.
Glossy edged blazer lapels, like they were brushed with leather, and a heavenly puffa jacket in crocodile. A knit sweater boasted random switches from uneven cable to rib knit.