Givenchy is celebrating the couture heritage of founder Hubert de Givenchy this fall with “Givenchy Atelier”, a limited-edition capsule collection.
The “Givenchy Atelier” capsule collection is both an homage to the history of Maison Givenchy and a tribute to the unique savoir-faire of the “petites mains” in the House’s Paris ateliers, several of whom started with Monsieur de Givenchy himself. Haute couture techniques are transposed to ready-to-wear pieces, breathing new life into classic Givenchy codes.
“Givenchy Atelier” pays homage to the Maison’s past and present, encompassing Hubert de Givenchy’s pioneering approach, as well as the distinctive signature that Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller has established in just three seasons. Building on the volume of couture looks, the structured creations in the collection revisit Givenchy codes with a sophisticated black and white palette.
Timelessness is the common thread for double-breasted jackets, midi or one-shouldered dresses, diaphanous lace blouses and chic t-shirts and hoodies. The discreet elegance of the wardrobe is joined by an element of surprise and impertinence in accessories seen on the couture runway, such as a ‘winged bow’ backpack in textured nylon or the hand-signature Givenchy label underscored in red, a reference to the way the couturier signed his fashion sketches.