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PFW Spring 2014: Tropical adventures at the Hermès runway show

Elle Canada
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PFW Spring 2014: Tropical adventures at the Hermès runway show

hermes-spring-2014-tropical-8446Malgosia Bela closed the show in this stylish white shirt and high-waisted pleated white pants. All photos courtesy of Imaxtree.com.

The serene and stylish Hermès collection was the perfect show to bring my Paris Fashion Week adventure to a close. Before the runway parade began, I had a chance to quietly sit in the historic L'Orangerie in the Jardin du Luxembourg, surrounded by tropical plants, orange trees and bird sounds. The lush setting set the mood for designer Christophe Lemaire’s elegant, languid fashions. Imagine the calm after a tropical storm—or the scene you might find in a Henri Rousseau painting. (Both were key references for Lemaire.) There were luxurious fabrics—such as crocodile culottes, wrap skirts and suede blouson dresses—but the collection was lighter for spring relying more on printed crepes, white linens and dresses, shirts—and boots—in water lily prints. The silhouette was loose and the aesthetic was understated and calm. Take me on this kind of fashion adventure any time.

Check out our favourite looks from Hermès Spring 2014 after the jump...

Here are our top looks from the oh-so-tropical Hermès Spring 2014 runway show...

hermes-spring-2014-tropical-741Look #5: This luscious blue dress has us dreaming of a tropical vacation, especially in this drab weather.

hermes-spring-2014-tropical-4874Look #8: A unique spin on the classic floral, with exotic plants stemming from a leather skirt.

hermes-spring-2014-tropical-9794Look #16: A delicious aqua dress with a subtle print on the neckline.

hermes-spring-2014-tropical-3531Look #17: This plain white top is paired with a skirt sporting a cool paradise print.

hermes-spring-2014-tropical-4643Look #20: The opposite is reflected here with a patterned top and boho-inspired white skirt.

hermes-spring-2014-tropical-979Look #22: Blissful orange is accented by stripes in every colour you could spot in a rainforest.

hermes-spring-2014-tropical-7441Look #30: A cropped yet oversized coat will help you make the transition to spring.

hermes-spring-2014-tropical-4613Look #32: This quilted jacket in white and camel with structured boots is perfect for traveling, no?

hermes-spring-2014-tropical-74978Look #33: Banana yellow could be the colour to watch this spring.

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