Sporty chic

Accessories to complement your look amid the light summer breeze

French luxury fashion house Hermes introduces its spring/summer 2013 accessories for men and women. They are designed to complement the house's 2013 ready-to-wear collections.

Hermes Women's Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2013 by Christophe Lemaire is filled with sporty, elegant ambience. A sharp, short, graphic and modernist spirit is captured and well interpreted with traveller essence.

The seemingly masculine sense is seen throughout the collection reflecting a wardrobe for active and independent women. The colours are white, off white, beiges, pink, cinnamon, burnt yellow, cappuccino, brick, blue army, bluish grey, indigo, emerald and black.

For women, the accessories include point-toe pumps, mini leather gloves and disc bracelets. The new bags are Bourlingue, Soie-Cool, Malletina and Sillage. Bourlingue is a modern interpretation of a 1976 Hermes over-the-shoulder bag in Clemence bullcalf and Barenia calfskin.

The Soie-Cool shoulder bag in silk and Evercolor calfskin got its inspiration from the gym bag. The timeless Malletina in Barenia calfskin and natural cowhide showcases Hermes' trunk-making expertise. Sillage is a 1970s bag revamped as a large clutch in Barenia, Box calfskin and canvas.

Other accessories are the sandal in bright colours with an iconic motif, boot in cotton toile and nappa calfskin, canvas wedges with contrasted leather strips, point-toe pumps, mini leather gloves, scarves in silk twill, vintage silk and cotton, black lacquered wood and disc bracelets.

Meanwhile, Hermes Men's Ready-To-Wear Spring/Summer 2013 designed by Veronique Nichanian shows a telescoping between active sportswear and casual chic for versatile clothing. A dynamic allure and a sharp silhouette are evidenced throughout the collection with subtle looks with the unexpected mix of fabrics.

The colour is a crashing between vibrant and neutral hues such as white, indigo, black, cobalt blue, lime, green absinthe and piment red.

Accessories for men this season include the new 8cm ties in heavy twill, Haut a Courroies 50 bag in Togo calfskin and dyed H canvas, Caleche Express tote bag in H tech canvas and Barenia calfskin, Giocco sneakers in H canvas and calfskin, and Gaspard loafer in calfskin.

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