Clare Waight Keller debuted Givenchy’s couture spring 2018 collection as the fashion house’s first female artistic director. Waight Keller is no stranger to the feminine aesthetic as she took a risk, unveiling both men’s and women’s collections in the show.
The collection was exhibited at the Paris historic Marais area. Waight Keller designed each ensemble with a delicate material yet managed to contribute edginess to the collection. As of March 2017, Waight Keller was appointed artistic director of Givenchy after establishing her resume as a creative director at Chloé.
Through the dissonant music in a mysterious hall, crystal chandeliers glittered above. The introduction of men’s haute couture garments left their mark, exceeding expectations with beaded jackets and vests paired with trousers. Waight Keller used optic dots and graphic stripes, as well as low necklines on dresses, to embody the fierceness of a woman.
Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana are now the only fashion houses exhibiting collections for both men and women during haute couture week.
Waight Keller’s collection was full of diversity. From models to designs for both genders, she also included a variety of colors. Using vibrant colors and fringe, the designer showed femininity and creativity, remaining faithful to the brand’s contemporary high-end look.
Haute couture menswear is a first for both Givenchy and Waight Keller, making her a risk-taker. There is much anticipation for her future designs with the fashion house, and what other adventures she has in store for the brand.
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