Hermès led the pack on Saturday, January 22’s instalment of Paris Fashion Week as its veteran menswear designer, Veronique Nichanian, delivered an atypical glam rock twist to her luxuriant wares. There was no far-flung concept, gimmick or muse, unlike in most Paris shows , because none was needed. Nichanian – who’s been at the helm of this family-run business for an incredible 34 years – is an expert at letting the clothes do the talking. Nichanian let her hair down at her Left Bank show for Hermès, infusing the typically high fashion designs with a subtle yet distinct 1980s kick. Sheeny gunmetal leather riding boots accessorised zip-filled loose bomber jackets. High waists on pleated wool pants cut a contrast with retro bucket hats that sloped down. The contradictions in style represented what the house said was Nichanian’s “heartfelt desire for oxymorons and sophistication”. 7 celebrities with siblings just as successful and stunning as they are Hermès has become a byword for simple, unpretentious luxury. With panache, the veteran menswear designer proved the adage accurate in this classy and masculine showing. 7 things to know about Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes ‘Lola’ Leon The collection featured a bolder colour palette flecked with browns, bronzes and what the house poetically termed “peppers, pewter, coniferous and lettuce green [and] frost blue”. It was one of the season’s most huggable displays. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .