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Florals Meet Sleek Tailoring at Givenchy

Story by Kristen Bateman / Photography by Sonny Vandevelde

Clare Waight Keller reportedly described Givenchy's fall 2019 theme as "winter of Eden." This season, the designer flexed her muscles in showing she can handle the dynamics of masculine and feminine aesthetics. Here, there were tightly tailored suits and boyish pixie cuts shown alongside floral pleated gowns. Here's everything else you need to know about the collection.

Suit Up

There were a good amount of traditional suits and suit separates in the collection, such as smoking jackets. What kept the classical tailoring modern was the subtle quirks, like one suit rendered entirely in kelly green.

Floral Pleats

Floral pleats were a highlight of the collection. Conventional in their femininity, what they lacked in experimentalism they made up for in the way they moved on the runway.

Back in Black

They say you can't go wrong with all black, and Keller has a knack for the color — putting out cool leather pieces and sculptural lace options.

Crystal Future

Towards the end of the collection, crystal embellishment swept through the collection in the form of structural tops, ball gown dresses and one kaftan-like dress.

Free the Shoulders

Strapless dresses, off the shoulder tops, assymetrical blouses: in a season where big shoulders are prized, the little bit of exposure here was refreshing.

Photography: Sonny Vandevelde

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