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Christophe Lemaire on Inspiration

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"I think that it’s time to go back to a more honest vision of fashion, and that there is room for a simpler, more pared-down wardrobe that is better suited to everyday life,” newly appointed Hermes creative director Christophe Lemaire tells WWD. “I have always campaigned to bring quality and, if possible, poetry to everyday life. You don’t change your wardrobe every six months. You build it up over time. My inspirations are Oriental and Western. I can’t talk too much about Hermès, because for the time being nothing is concrete. I will feel more comfortable talking about it when I actually have something to show, but what is clear is that Hermès is all about this idea of traveling—traveling in space and time. It immediately conjures a nomadic spirit." [WWD]