Givenchy Men SS20: Inside Clare Waight Keller’s First Solo Menswear Collection for the Fashion House

Hayley Kadrou   |   13-06-2019

Taking to the Villa Palmieri in Florence, Italy, Clare Waight Keller presented her first solo menswear collection for the fashion house last night, June 12th, 2019.

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But despite the location’s regal European history and aesthetic, Keller looked to East Asia for her inspiration – in particular, Seoul, the capital on South Korea – when designing her first solo menswear collection for Givenchy.


And it was the playful street style adopted by Korean men – entangled into nineties comeback that’s dominating the zeitgeist – upon which her collection for the French fashion house was built. 


Suits came in every form but the tradition – worn sans shirt tucked into trouser and hidden under blazers, drowningly oversized, and in muted pastel shades of dusty pink and faded lavender.


Elsewhere within the near-60 looks presented, Givenchy mixed tailoring with athleisure teaming formal wear with casual trainers, smart shirts with laid back weekenders, and metallic jackets (reminiscent of thermal blankets seen draped over marathon runners) donned over formal wear.


See more of the looks above.


Givenchy Menswear Collection for SS20

Givenchy Menswear Collection for SS20



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