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Hermes Womenswear A/W10

The spirit of The Avengers took over the collection at Hermès.

PhotographyMorgan O'Donovan

We all know Jean Paul Gaultier loves delving into a theme and one that involves minx-like girls in sexually charged outfits such as leather catsuits is definitely right up Gaultier's alley. That said, at Hermès, by sending out ensembles inspired by The Avengers, Gaultier also cleverly was able to showcase the house's mainstay; leather, which was present throughout the collection beginning with the aforemtioned catsuit, as modelled by Lily Cole and running through to Edwardian-inspired suits and lapels and panels on coats. Then later on, the black softened up into shades of taupe, beige and brown to give a selection of finely cut pieces of outerwear, accessorised by boxy handbags, dapper umbrellas and bowler hats. A move into Victoriana saw mohair trimmed full length skirts, accompanying knitwear and capes that were accented by croc detailing on waistcoats and long dresses. A black leather trench fit for international spies of any era got the final word.

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