The Hermes Show was held inside a storage room at Mobilier National – the French government ministry for state furniture. Former president François Mitterand’s desk was one of the pieces on display. For the AW19 the traditional Hermes horse took flight and transformed into a dragon, seen on silver lapel pins, buttons and abstract shirt prints. Intarsia flames licked the bottom of knitwear. Leather was key for trousers, in a tapered cut, panelled motocross shirts and outerwear. Subtle pops of colour – lilac, orange, apple and pink – came in roll necks layered under zip neck tops and coats.