Beauty of DichotomyGivenchy's abstract flora

Dissonance and floral harmonies arise
in Givenchy’s homage to Spring.

 

There is beauty in the dichotomy: dissonance and harmonies arise where time meets the fleeting promise of Spring.  Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy collection for SS2020 meets this crossroads, where fractal symmetries of botanical inspiration intertwine in a strong urban energy.  From the flowers of Paris retro to the rough spirit of New York denim, summer memories evoke femininity freed from the poetic touch. The colors are the one of the greenhouse: from calendula to magenta, cerulean and emerald are combined with sandy neutrals and monochromatic houndstooth.

A world of abstract flora comes to life in ultra-saturated prints of chinz pigments, pomegranates and nasturtiums. Mixed and matched, they are layered with crisp poplin, canvas and taffeta blouses, skirts and sundresses. The hourglass tailoring without lapels joins the new suit silhouette – a long and tapered jacket and knitted Bermuda or soft pants. Soft leather trench, bandeau top and bustier transform a soft drape with an architectural and opulent touch. Looking at a conscious future, 90s denim is recycled in washed and ripped denim shorts, wide two-tone jeans and column skirts. Meticulous construction of the season’s volumes: high-necked foulards and American-style necklines, flounced sleeves and knotted bows, while for the evening, the shapes gather and descend along the shoulders, unfolding in pleated striped jacquard or embellished guipure lace from embroidered applications and sprigs of jasmine in crystal.