Beauty in minimalism

AP/ AFP – Minimalism with a hint of equestrian-style utilitarianism, was the simple formula deployed with style by French designer Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski for Hermes.

Fine geometry defined the silhouette: Be it in a sporty graphic vest, or a dolphin-gray sweater with Asian-style arms and angular banding at the waist.

But cinnamon-coloured segmented leather looks were the 55-piece-collection’s best.

They towed the line, in a sort of compromise, between the two camps of critics: Shimmering crisply with luxuriance while remaining understated.