According to the notes, the Givenchy Fall Winter 2019 Collection was based on the story of Eden. But in all honesty, it was more like the tower of Babel than Eden. Contrast has been a huge trend this entire season throughout various fashion weeks but this was a new interpretation of the trend. Rather than having contrasting pieces matched together, contrasting materials used in the same outfit, etc, this collection saw most pieces in contrast to it others… within the same collection. In fact, it felt more like a selection than a collection.
Despite the various looks that weren’t grouped but just “shuffled” and caused a bit of confusion when trying to grasp the collection as a whole, there were some very strong pieces throughout. The re-imagining of traditional tailoring saw quite a unique and distinctive look. One of our favourite elements of this has to be the exaggerated sleeves. This was present in pieces ranging from knitwear to coats and was even pulled through to the glamorous eveningwear. Another beautiful element in the collection was the interpretation of the floral trend. Reminiscent of floral designs found of Asian pottery the floral prints on the dresses see clusters of delicate flower prints be offset against large open spaces of solid background colours. This dramatic effect helps create cleaner and more balanced look than a traditional recurring floral pattern.
The Givenchy Fall Winter 2019 Collection is undoubtedly a formal collection that when laid out separately offers some wonderful looks with fantastical re-imagining of traditional silhouettes.