Considering that Resort collections are big business for fashion houses, it makes sense that Clare Waight Keller‘s first Resort release for Givenchy is an appealingly contemporary blend of athletic gear and Eastern-influenced layering pieces. Keller took inspiration from the house’s history for the range, which offers a brief selection of looks for both men and women.
Inspired by a niche ’80s line — Hubert de Givenchy’s own Givenchy Sport — Keller infused the collection with graphic prints and “these sort of V-shapes,” which hearken back to women’s tailoring. The sporty influence manifests in bold pinks and yellows, along with technical fabrics used for pants and tops. Still, contemporary tastes inform the looks, which see slouchy boots paired with generously cut dresses and trench coats. A variety of pointy-toed boots add edgy flair to already-adventurous pieces, which include printed gowns (styled over acid-washed Canadian tuxedos) and blouses elevated with ruffles that drape like a waterfall.
THE NEW SPRING: Artistic director @ClareWaightKeller presents the Givenchy Spring 2019 collection picking up on #HubertdeGivenchy life-long interest in Japanese culture and her own recent trip to Japan. Multiple layers of references come through in the looks’ crisp, graphic lines, saturated color palette and Japanese-inspired prints and fabrics. #GivenchySpring19