Here’s a travel advisory that’ll stand no matter the time or destination: Acing holiday/work trip chic is never about how much you pack, but what you pack. Just ask singer/model/influencer Iman Fandi.
While some celebrities and style stars attending Paris Fashion Week might bring enough luggage to fill their hotel rooms, the 20-year-old had just two suitcases when she joined Female for the Fall/Winter 2020 season in March, her first PFW experience. (FYI: This included a carry-on to store her coat.)
A seasoned traveller who’s used to flying solo for modelling jobs, influencer trips and to further her budding career as a pop star (find out more about her recent collaborative single Stay Home on her Instagram), she points out that it helps that she’s naturally organised. Being organised however does not always equate to street style gold moments such as hers.
Cue the ’70s boho rock star get-up she put together to attend her first show, Hermes, by pairing a fuzzy sweater, aviator-style jacket, knee-high boots and scarf – worn as a bandana – from the French luxury label with her own mini skirt. Armed with more pieces from the maison, she turned heads again with her artful, effortless ability to mix and match: a lambskin coat from Hermes Spring/Summer 2020 thrown over a tight printed tee and baggy jeans, lending the hype-worthy get-up polish; a knit top-and-mini-skirt combo from the same collection and aforementioned boots for a day of shows and sightseeing; more of its silk scarves worn to liven up a long-sleeved logo tee for a casual dinner or as a hair-tie on board the plane.
Hermes is synonymous with exquisite craftsmanship and practicality. Many however often forget that the brand also possesses a discreet sense of playfulness, which is probably what Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski – its artistic director of women’s ready-to-wear – meant when she described her designs as “more confident than quiet” in an exclusive interview with Female. It’s also an apt description of Iman and her style philosophy, whether she’s jet-setting or not.
Tune into the video above for her lesson on mixing and matching and travelling chic, then browse the gallery below for some of the items she sported along with more travel-appropriate accessories from Hermes’ latest collection.
Editor Noelle Loh Videographer Phyllicia Wang Subject Iman Fandi
Clothes & accessories Hermes & Iman’s own Music Blind Love Dub by Jeris