GIVENCHY Pre-Fall 2018 Collection
Artistic director Clare Waight Keller presents her first Givenchy Pre-collection for women and men. In keeping with the designer’s preference for personal connections and private settings, the pre-fall look book was shot in various indoor and outdoor settings at a private manor in Kent, England.
Likewise, the styling emphasizes authentic poses and attitudes to let the clothes convey their real world appeal. As with Clare Waight Keller’s début runway show, the pre-fall wardrobe blurs lines with men wearing embroidered evening pieces and women sporting tailored silhouettes with sharp shoulders.
Against this intimate backdrop, an urban vibe runs throughout the collection. Key pieces for women and men seem to mix and mingle almost interchangeably, with an emphasis on sharp tailoring, the stylized 4G emblem sweater, and a pointy boot for men and women. Color blocking in red, blue, amber and black, on clothes and the new GV Bucket bag sets the tone for the season.
Carry-overs from the GIVENCHY SS2018 collection include leather trousers, three-quarter length coats and the new trench. Two featured graphics are a leopard print revisited in red and a lily print, for example in black on a fluid ivory mid-length dress.
For evening, the accent is on sexy elegance with detail-rich pieces embellished with metallic embroidery, velvet on lace, facetted studs and pleated tulle.
Long or short statement coats offer variations on a black and white herringbone motif and are done in shearling and/or faux fur. Elsewhere, Clare Waight Keller revisits the classic shearling in ivory, fashions it after a bomber, or sprinkles military details over wool coats.
Seasonal highlights comprise fresh takes on the traditional 4G emblem (sweaters, accessories) and band tour-style Givenchy Paris t-shirts. Jewelry focuses on the zodiac signs : a series of artisanal astrology themed pieces, with a highlight on oversized earrings.
Urban influences and Couture sensibility make this first Pre-Fall collection a testimony to the new Givenchy attitude.
Black, ivory, coral, red, electric blue, burgundy, olive, mineral blue.
Electric green, amber, rust, powder, gray; fuchsia, orange, turquoise.
Clare Waight Keller
Roos Van Elk
Italo De Vroom