Perfectly amalgamating Givenchy’s couture roots with a cult aesthetic, Riccardo Tisci creates pieces which encompass the darkly romantic stance of the Parisian fashion house. Continuously recreating its most-lovedshoulder bags for a new-season twist, its loyal following will also opt for Givenchy’s contemporary dresses and statement watches.
Founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy, the eponymous Givenchy’s debut collection was based on separates that enabled wearers to experiment and provide unique styles for themselves – a innovative concept that won instantaneous critical acclaim. Givenchy – the youngest Paris couturier at the time – was taken under the wing of Cristóbal Balenciaga after he realised the young Frenchman’s potential and forged a bond that would result in the duo being described as ‘undisputedly the world’s most prophetic designers’. After revolutionising the chemise dress, reinventing the princess silhouette and forever engraining the concept of the ‘little black dress’ into the globe’s consciousness, the aristocratic Givenchy have established their timeless and understated brand as a worldwide sensation. Exploring urban couture, metal craftsmanship, dark romanticism and enigmatic animal imagery, the latest Givenchy collection includes t-shirts, bags, shirts, dresses and more, blurring the lines between Parisian chic and urban streetwear.