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This season marks the first time Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller has shown the label’s menswear at an event separate from her womenswear. That reflects the strength of a collection that mixed ’70s and ’90s styles together and doubled up as a comment on the continuing ascendance of menswear, historically dwarfed by its womenswear counterpart, but no longer.
Presented at Givenchy’s suitably Parisian haute couture salon, the collection’s most striking element was the ’70s-style silhouettes of the suits, with pants that flared at the bottom and narrowed up toward the hips. The trousers were paired with close-fitting blazers in violet, fuschia, and electric blue.
As well as these vibrant color schemes, there was a suit in white with sequins and long-sleeved monochrome shirts with variations of the Givenchy “G” smattered throughout. Low-key logomania.
The presentation notes pointed to the ’90s, too, which could be seen on self-referential text tees calling for “Givenchy Street Casting.” The collection also contained a few ’90s-style streetwear-orientated items, including cropped hoodies in green with a leather logo patch and semi-transparent cropped jackets, which balanced out the flare of the pants — an exciting new shape for the new Givenchy man.
Key to any Fall/Winter collection, especially when it comes to menswear, are the jackets and coats. For FW19, Givenchy presented sharply cut leather jackets in cerulean blue. A highlight was a shiny petrol-finish leather trench coat, which also came with matching pants and holdall bags. The jewelry also popped, particularly the oversized silver dragon rings and silver chain necklaces adorned with pendants at every other link.
Now, UNDERCOVER unveiled new Nikes in its ‘A Clockwork Orange’-inspired FW19 collection.