Battle of the Sexes
Presenting quintessentially feminine looks alongside sharp, 80s tailoring, Givenchy’s new creative director, Clare Waight Keller’s injection of menswear into the Palais de Justice catwalk put looks in a flirtatious dialogue with one another. A seductive lip print makes the first move on a men’s silk shirt and is later seen once more in a mini skirt and sheer blouse ensemble. Providing date night looks for couples that coordinate, all that’s left to do is decide where to go.
Refined and understated, Clare kicked off her tenure at the French fashion house with a retrospective exploration of the brand’s sartorial roots. Rather than succumbing to trends of the season, the designer prioritised evoking the enduring elegance of Count Hubert de Givenchy’s original designs in her work, relying on the overall finesse of the collection to make a statement. Scattered with the occasional punch of red leather or luxurious velvets to up the anti, Waight Keller’s SS18 offering was by no means boring, rather it reminded audiences of the beauty in simplicity.
Whether you’re just popping out to run some errands, meeting your mates for cocktails, or attending a full-on black tie affair, Givenchy SS18 has got a look that will cater to your needs. Covering all grounds, from rugged leather jackets to delicate lace gowns, the collection managed to create a cohesive wardrobe for men and women looking to exude chicness without ostentation. With dapper details and wear forever pieces reigning supreme, the looks that paraded down the catwalk are calling to be worn all day, every day.