Florals Meet Sleek Tailoring at Givenchy
Story by Kristen Bateman / Photography by Sonny Vandevelde04 March 2019
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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