Givenchy has shown just two collections so far under Clare Waight Keller, both of which referenced the brand's rich past with forward-thinking techniques. This season, the first on the Paris runway after showing in Florence last year, Keller was inspired by the 14th Maharajah of Indore, who traveled the world dripping in finery and lavish costumes. He left his home in India to go to LA, which explains the Western references and couture embroidery on evening wear. All of this is juxtaposed by fetish detailing like giant pins and colorful latex, which were done in collaboration with Atsuko Kudo. Here's everything else you need to know about the Fall 2020 collection.
Coats were fastened and nipped with elegant, seductive hardware such as brooches, kilt pins and fob chains. The slick latex tops peeking out from the collars added a kinky touch.
Cowboy references ran the gamut from Stetson hats to chromed-capped, squared-toed boots. Leather pants featured a criss-cross braiding effect that ran all the way down.
Bullion thread and crystal embroideries taken from horology and lapidary sketches decorated Haute Couture topcoats and evening jackets.
Oversized sweaters featured logos, folds and layering for a statement effect, as well as chunky, grandpa-style cardigans with cable knit detailing.
Keller introduced knit cummerbunds this season worn under suits that zipped up across the front, subverting the classic three-piece suit.
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