Givenchy SS 20 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy collection for Spring Summer 2020 combines fractal symmetries from the botanical world with tough urban energy. From the blossoms of old-world Paris to the raw denim spirit of New York City, summertime memories invoke liberated femininity with a poetic lightness of hand.

 

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Hothouse colors from marigold to magenta, cerulean and emerald swirl against sandy neutrals and monochrome hound’s tooth. A universe of abstract flora from around the world comes to life in ultra-saturated pigment prints of chintz, pomegranates… They appear with crisp poplin, canvas, and taffeta blouses, over-skirts, and sundresses.

 

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Hourglass tailoring sans lapel joins the new suit silhouette of a long, slim jacket and shell-knit Bermuda shorts. Smooth leather trench coats, bandana tops, and bustiers transform soft drape into something architectural and opulent. 90s denim is upcycled as distressed shorts, wide two-tone jeans and column skirts, contrasting with the meticulous construction of the season’s volumes. Rolled scarf and halter necklines, flounced sleeves and knotted bows.

 

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For evening, those shapes gather and fall off shoulders. Unfurling folds of plissé stripe, jacquard or guipure lace embellished with threadwork patches and sprigs of crystal jasmine.