Edited by Jose Morales
Florence, Italy – Givenchy presented the first Men’s collection by Artistic Director Clare Weight Keller during the Pitti Immagine Uomo show in Florence. The Spring Summer 2020 collection continues to highlight the designer’s own talent and creativity while interlacing with Givenchy’s traditional codes.
Inspired by the male silhouette, the energetic collection was showcased in the labyrinthian gardens of Villa Palmieri. Fresco shades of blue, buttermilk, damask rose, burgundy and gunmetal, are some of the hues composing the color palette. The shapes are breathy and ample, with “Fleurs du Mal” calligraphy fragmented into complex prints.
For the collection, Keller has combined formal and informal fashion principles together with a 90’s flair. Cycling tops embrace the torso beneath suits, and soft three-button and double-breasted jackets. These are paired with boxy short-sleeved shirts and cargo pants. Subtle pinstripes, shimmering technical cottons, and crisp checks are some of the patterns found throughout the collection. Paying tribute to the affinity for opulence of the Maison’s founder Hubert de Givenchy, Italian jacquards are reimagined as overcoats and pants, transforming from traditional scrolling florals into modern pixelated forms. – GM