|For the Givenchy Haute Couture FW 18-19 Collection, Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller wished to create an homage to Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy, not only for the timelessness of his creations, but as a tribute to the innate elegance of the man himself and the grace with which he lived.
The Collection mirrors the personality of the house’s founder. Sleek, graphic and slightly futuristic shapes echo those of Monsieur de Givenchy in the Sixties and Seventies, renewing the purist’s vision of effortlessness. Men’s tailoring techniques inform capes and coats, contrasting with the poise of flou in draped silk cady or georgette and crystalline shades of aquamarine, coral, verdigris, or deeper, subterranean shades of blue, purple and faux black. Mysterious, monolithic embroideries recall cave formations and slices of minerals, infusing silhouettes with frost, shine and the modern attitude that is Clare Waight Keller’s signature.