This fall, the House of Givenchy further celebrates its heritage with “Givenchy Atelier”, an exclusive capsule collection of timeless pieces that will debut this fall at K11 MUSEA and selected Givenchy stores.
A tribute to the savoir-faire of the petites-mains in the House’s ateliers in Paris, several of whom started with Monsieur de Givenchy, “Givenchy Atelier” transposes Givenchy Couture techniques into an exclusive ready-to-wear capsule designed especially for a broader international clientele.
“Givenchy Atelier” highlights the architectural spirit and silhouettes of Haute Couture while paying homage to both past and present, encompassing Hubert de Givenchy’s pioneering approach to “separates” and the distinctive signature Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller has established for Givenchy Haute Couture in just three seasons.
Building on the volume and construction of Givenchy’s couture looks, Clare Waight Keller reprises her elegant and feminine allure in a restrained selection of structured, modern and discreetly daring creations. A sophisticated black and white palette and iconic fabrics, such as georgette, guipure and lace, breathe new life into classic House codes.
Sharply tailored daywear staples are elevated by precious materials, while occasion wear features bold embroidery,degradé and embellishments. Whether the look is structured or casual, timelessness is the through line, from a fitted top or jacket with a shoulder cape, double-breasted jackets, fitted trousers, chic t-shirts and hoodies, and sleek trench coats to evening-appropriate midi dresses, diaphanous lace blouses, flared cocktail dresses and a one-shouldered column dress in black velvet.
Accessories, too, pick up on an element of surprise seen on the couture runway: the ‘bow’ backpack returns in textured nylon and scaled-down versions for women and men, while recurring V-shaped graphics crop up on the Eden bag. All“Givenchy Atelier” accessories bear a label with Givenchy’s hand-signature underscored in red, a reference to the way the couturier signed his fashion sketches. Heritage tags further denote these special items.
Couture-inspired shoes complete the “Givenchy Atelier” capsule, with a special edition 10cm stiletto that juxtaposes leather with guipure or lace. The Chain Chelsea boot brings a counterpoint to more tailored looks, in shiny patent leather embellished with a silver chain. For men, Chelsea and Derby styles pair beautifully with key looks. On a more casual note, Clare Waight Keller injects a touch of chic into sneaker style, for example by covering the urban slip-on with guipure; a new high-top now completes the men’s offer.
The Givenchy Atelier collection will debut at K11 MUSEA on September 25, 2019 and selected Givenchy stores.