For the Givenchy Pre-Fall 2020 collections of women’s and men’s wear and accessories, Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller took cues from Antiquity and transposed them to modern wardrobes designed for movement.
The men’s collection is a nod to Atlantis, the fictional island that fell out of favor with the gods and slipped into the sea. Strong colors contrast with an aqua palette on pieces that nod to Arctic surfers, with ultra-sonic quilting, de-bossed neoprene and dip dyed denim. Sunset hues complement shades of sepia and khaki overprinted with micro-motifs of celestial maps.
Seam-sealed waterproof nylons, perforated, breathable technical fabrics keep the wearer cool even in rising temperatures, while merino wools and silk knits ward off the chill.
As lensed by photographer Sam Rock, contrasts of air and sea in an urban waterfront evoke the ebb and flow of history, nodding to the timelessness of mythology and the universal need to reconnect with nature.
Sculptural, cocooned shapes recall Givenchy Couture heritage in voluminous coats, billowing sleeves, peplum jackets and statement-making outerwear, while Clare Waight Keller’s signature use of lace —in white, black and ice blue —and pleating techniques are found on tailored jackets, shirts, trousers and jersey pieces. A message shirt proclaims the mood of the season: “Love is Enough”.
The Givenchy Fall 2020 pre-collection will be available in stores on May 2020.
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