Hermès was the second house this season to be influenced by British culture for its menswear offering (the first being Fendi’s regal collection put forward in Milan earlier this month).
According to Hermès menswear artistic director Véronique Nichanian, for her FW24 collection she was inspired by “English fantasy” and “dandy chic”.
In practice, this meant sleek silhouettes and tailoring put forward in a muted palette.
Several of the pieces also included Prince of Wales check, in another nod to the culture of the British Isles.
Particular attention was paid (perhaps again in hommage to the famous British weather) to overcoats in thick wool and waterproof materials.
Elsewhere, cardigans, bucket hats and boots also played big.
Although this collection was made for Fall Winter 2024, the classic nature, and finely chosen materials in this well-thought-out collection by Nichanian make it arguably a selection of wardrobe essentials for many years to come.