We could all do with more colour in our lives these days, and Hermes amply delivers a dose of chromatic cheer with its Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Imagine bright orange, yellow and blue colour accessories ranging from pyramid-studded aluminium cuffs to textile bracelets and beach towels to swim shorts. Shoes and silks, too, come in a spectrum of hues. Sneakers feature splashes of colour such as sky blue, blush and coral, while a scarf by designer Daisuke Nomura features a toy horse with a mane resembling a punk mohawk and appropriately clashing hues.
Hermes bags are always a highlight, but this season’s collection is pretty exceptional. Summery hues such as raspberry pink adorn the new Birkin 35 Fray Fray bag in calfskin and H twill canvas (a cotton twill with hand-fringe edges). If you prefer muted colours, there is the Haut a courroies bag in canvas and calfskin in colour combinations such as olive and black inspired by military uniforms. It features numerous pockets, including a removable one for a water bottle. According to Hermes, the bag evokes the spirit of an adventurer because, hey, a mental vacation doesn’t always have to take place at the beach.