Elsewhere among the menswear shows the trend for travel was particularly strong as you could see this season, but at Hermès the suggestion was subtle and sophisticated. Country-suitable suits were given a touch of bohemian styling with natty ties and scarves, and moccasins. Brown and royal blue was the color combination to note. The carpet of dirt underscored a bucolic, sportswear-driven collection that orchestrated the brand’s heritage, Véronique Nichanian’s penchant for classics, and the present vogue for casual elegance. The signature equestrian motifs that bedecked silk shirts, swim trunks and neckerchiefs hit the season’s trend of lively prints. The use of color -dusky forest hues and the occasional pop of key lime- was a refreshing sight in a season dominated by beige and gray. The light textures of linen, suede, seersucker (which I heart) and chunky knits heightened the overall organic feel, while the rich-bohemian styling asserted Parisian sophistication. Meanwhile, buttery leather shirts and outerwear were gentle reminders of the house’s leather craftsmanship.