HERMES' The Road collection is meant for women on the move. 'A major point this season is the pared-down, simple silhouette,' said Sarah Bonay, the PR manager. 'Everything is easy to wear and the look is easy to put together because there are more solid colours and less prints than usual.' The riding jacket is in red or green, with a velvet collar in pink or orange. Whereas there is a definite trend for skirts, trouser designs vary from satin jeans to stretch jodhpurs trimmed with leather pockets. The latter have been selling well. Jodhpurs or wide trousers in fashionable taupe or camel shades are matched with toning wrap-around coats in a soft baby camel. Leather is prominent in the collection. There are some exciting new finishes for skins. 'We have a new leather which is treated in a way that gives it a matte look' Ms Bonay said. This is evident in dresses and short boxy jackets worn with cigarette trousers. Also new is a double-faced leather, which means the lining is leather as well. 'It is two skins hand-stitched together, so the quality of the inside is as good as the outside,' Ms Bonay said. Colour mixes mean that the cuffs turn back to reveal a contrasting material. This leather is crafted into jackets and three-quarter-length peacoats. Red is dominant in the collection. 'Reds are strong in all the clothes and the accessories, from crimson to ruby red and burnt orange,' Ms Bonay said. These are complemented by chocolate browns, black and grey, with a few sharp accent colours such as bright green. So-called men's trousers in soft flannels are wide with turn-ups and team up with baby lambskin twinsets.