The Givenchy men’s ready-to-wear studio presented the new Fall-Winter 2024 collection in the Maison’s historic salons on Avenue George V in Paris. The collection pays tribute to founder Hubert de Givenchy and his inimitable style of elegance invigorated by flamboyance.
Hubert de Givenchy’s ‘work uniform’ – the impeccable blouse blanche he always wore in his studio – was revisited in the show’s first silhouette, a prelude to a series of suits and coats. A sapphire tone infused the collection, proposing a substitute to black. Crafted in the Givenchy haute couture ateliers, the garments are cut with armholes, referencing the founder’s love of capes. The new gentleman’s wardrobe explores the couturier’s attitude and vision, both public and personal.
Graphics and prints were inspired by eccentric motifs from the archives that Hubert de Givenchy favored, updated with contemporary éclat in a chandelier motif embroidered with pearls on white pants, or a scarf emblazoned with a plaited hair print. Military staples are explored in wool, leather and ponyskin flight jackets. Accessories emphasize jewelry, from the couturier’s signet ring to long necklaces bejeweling the back, plus a revival of a 2G emblem on belt buckles. Loafers, mules, derbys propose elegantly comfortable footwear. Classic dandy sunglasses are animated with tinted lenses or in mask frames.