Givenchy Catwalk Couture Show Paris FW2018

July 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion

On a reflective almost liquid looking runway in the middle of the formal gardens of the Archives Nationales creative director Clare Waight Keller sent out her latest Givenchy couture collection. An ode to the master of the house, Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy with masterpieces in both mens- and womenswear. Pieces that were beautifully cut, slightly graphic and modern, even futuristic, though they were inspired by the sixties and seventies. “For me, it is always about the difference between masculine and feminine – and I think it was for Hubert as well. When I dig deep in the archives, he had a real masculine sense through the shoulders, and that is part of the language that I am developing”, Claire stated. And so tuxes and dresses alternated each other, forming the ultimate balance between male and female designs. Dresses were mostly cinched at the waist and worn with capes, overcoats and veils. True showstoppers were the crystal beaded gowns. Stunning shades like turquoise, purple and orange popped up throughout the show. Overall the silhouette was long and lean with strongs shoulders, off shoulder designs and asymmetry. With some extra beads, feathers and volume princess Megan Markles dress could have easily fit in. Statement accessories included a silver harness-like top, a chunky choker and a beaded headpiece (worn with matching silver skirt and a pink top). A collection that felt respectful to Givenchy’s founder and not only deserved the round of applause Clare and her team, who all appeared on stage after the finale, received but some special upcoming red carpet moments too.