The Givenchy gentleman stepped up for Fall/Winter 2024

The Givenchy gentleman stepped up for Fall/Winter 2024

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The first runway collection to be shown after the departure of the former Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams, Givenchy found a new figure to inspire its Fall/Winter 2024 menswear collection. Less of a person and more of an ideal: the gentleman.

For a first season that was in-house, the French Maison kept the show very intimate. So much so that the collection was actually presented in the salons of 3 Avenue George V, where Founder Hubert de Givenchy actually designed his creations in the late 50s till his retirement in 1995. The seating, too, was kept close-guarded, as Parisian seats and tables gathered no more than three people to watch the show while enjoying served beverages and amuse-bouches

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In the eyes of Givenchy, it is Hubert de Givenchy himself who epitomises the idea of the gentleman. A white blouse akin to the one he would wear is redesigned into a modern workwear attire, while an archival scarf makes a return along shawls, both nonchalantly placed on the models à la Givenchy. We also saw the return of the infinity G monogram as well as the 2G emblem, subtly placed on buckles, signalling a true return to its roots for the brand.

A blend of elegant and everyday pieces, that nonetheless still carry themselves with a certain Parisian chicness, creates layers to this imagined gentleman, where a denim jacket paired with jeans and a squared bag is part of the same wardrobe as a structured, shawl-lapelled coat paired with olive-coloured gloves does.

Another juxtaposition can be noticed, with clothing blurring the lines between the feminine and the masculine. Slim and soft silhouettes stand alongside boxy fits, while an array of motif and sequined-adorned pieces stood out in the crowd of colour-blocked garments.

Givenchy did what every House seems to do when it finds itself without a Creative Director: returned to its original founding roots and celebrated the exact thing that made the House great in the first place. 

Main image credit: Givenchy ©

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