Givenchy presents its Spring 2017 pre-collection, exploring influences ranging from “romantic skinheads” to ’90s underground music scenes.
The womenswear collection plays with retro subcultures with micro pleated tulle, maxi Givenchy star prints, white socks and big lace-up boots. There are nods to the house’s traditional code with the use the of blacks and whites, tied blouses and straight skirts, but perhaps more so than ever before, it’s a laboratory for new volumes and shapes, creating silhouettes that are halfway between street and couture.
Similarly, the menswear collection is built around the same worlds and influences. There are tonal incrustations on the coats, bombers and sweaters, and more urban-style looks are found in oversized parkas, workwear jackets and tracksuit bottoms with ostentatious signature Givenchy bands.
Meanwhile, the suits, jackets and shirts with red band accents underline the brand’s constructed vision of the classic man, as interpreted by creative director Riccardo Tisci.
Check out the collection above, and afterwards take a first look at Riccardo Tisci’s NikeLab apparel.