Hermes plays with depth in surrealist Paris show
PARIS – Hermes headlined Saturday’s installment of Paris Fashion Week with a cinematic, surrealist runway staging, but the lack of celebrities attending and the patchy drizzle put a slight dampener on the usually high-octane events. Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for Spring-Summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Depth was indeed the key theme for minimalist designer Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, but the magic and mystery were sometimes missing in the clothes. ESTER MANAS LOVES EVERYONEEster Manas is a brand that has been making ripples at Paris Fashion Week in recent seaasons with a body positive approach that is, sadly, all too rare. Hair sprayed back in a bouffant and wearing a loose red check dress and a large black-gold chain, the 79-year-old Westwood looked free, glamorous and empowered.