GIVENCHY SPRING-SUMMER 2020
WOMEN’S READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION
NY PARIS 1993
There is beauty in dichotomy: dissonance and harmonies born where the patina of time meets spring’s fleeting promise. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy collection for Spring Summer 2020 encounters this crossroads, where fractal symmetries drawn from the botanical world entwine with a tough urban energy. From the blossoms of old-world Paris to the raw denim spirit of New York City, summertime memories invoke liberated femininity with a poetic lightness of hand. Hothouse colours from marigold to magenta, cerulean and emerald swirl against sandy neutrals and monochrome hound’s tooth.
A universe of abstract flora from around the world comes to life in ultra-saturated pigment prints of chintz, pomegranates and nasturtiums. Mixed and matched, they are layered as crisp poplin, canvas and taffeta blouses, over-skirts and sun dresses. Hourglass tailoring sans lapel joins the new suit silhouette of a long, slim jacket and shell-knit Bermuda shorts or a relaxed pant. Smooth leather trench coats, bandana tops and bustiers transform soft drape into something architectural and opulent. Pointing to a conscious future, 90s denim is upcycled as washed and distressed shorts, wide two-tone jeans and column skirts, lending ease to the meticulous construction of the season’s volumes: rolled scarf and halter necklines, flounced sleeves and knotted bows. For evening, those shapes gather and fall off shoulders in unfurling folds of plissé stripe jacquard or guipure lace embellished with threadwork patches and sprigs of crystal jasmine.
The Spring Summer 2020 accessories collection introduces a new slouchy triple pouch bag. Crafted in perforated chain-link nappa, woven in dark straw, and framed in twisted braid handles, it features tasseled charms and the new double ‘G’ in beveled leather. Calf boots feature a sprayed wooden block heel whilst sandals and square mules are raised on laser-cut radial columns. Sculpted cuffs sheathed with leather match geometric hoop earrings finished in matte black rubber.