GIVENCHY SS2019 Women's & Men's Ready To Wear Collection
Floral prints, once a trademark of the female wardrobe, enter into both women’s and menswear.
Signifying a further take on mirroring, the patterns draw together, disappear, dissolve and explode into circular flower formations.
Morphing into silver embroideries, the theme of reflection is expressed in metallic elements achieved through artisanal processes: dresses in silver lace lacquered in silver and applied with silver resin create a foil effect, while silver outerwear comes to life through leather lamination.
Mirror embroidery appears in menswear.
Reflected in the show set, a series of rooms draped in painted canvases like the uncovering of an old house, colours materialise in a faded warm palette of beige tones, deep yellows, dark greens, lavender, salmon and indigo blue.
Fabrics largely emerge in cottons, jerseys and crepons. Wide leather belts appear throughout, alongside work totes and small squashed zip-top bags.
A new bag, the WHIP, is introduced, in a boxy construction with a long front flap and a cut-out handle.