These were all the cool, new accessories that caught eye on the Hermes AW21 runway.
Nadge Vanhee – Cybulski presented her autumn / winter 2021 collection for Hermes via a contemporary dance triptych set across Paris, New York, and Shanghai. Just as thrilling as the emotive performances choregraphed by Madeline Hollander and Gy Jiani? Vanhee – Cybulski’s reimagining of Hermes’s impossible luxurious handbags, a nod to our collective desire ‘to live again, to venture forth into the unknown, to gain a new lease of life’.
Among the most coverable items on the runway? Lariats designed for keeping your Hermes lipsticks close to hand – releasing your lip colour at the pull of a string. Worn under practical nylon coats and fringe – trimmed suede jackets, the tiny accessory is named the Kiss Holder, and is the ultimate symbol of the discrete luxury that Hermes has come to represent. Also of note: the introduction of The Hermesway, made up of a number of compartments and pockets, and the key – chain lariat, for the diehard minimalists among us.
Those who prefer a more capacious tote, meanwhile will be happy to see that Hermes’s prized Birkin bag returned to the catwalk, albeit reinvented as the ‘3 – in -1’ Birkin. The style was left open in a nod to the collection’s overarching mood of charging towards a fresh start. As the revised name suggests, it can be used as a standard Birkin, a tote bag or a clutch made up from the bag’s interior pochette.
Here, the stellar accessories put forward in Hermes’ autumn/winter 2021 collection that will make ‘taking the present in stride’ all the more luxurious.
The ‘3 – IN – 1’ Birkin
The Birkin pochette
The Kiss Holder
The key – chain lariat