The Givenchy man goes up a gear

Noted and remarkable, in both form and substance, Clare Waight Keller's first menswear collection kicks off a new era for the Givenchy man.
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Since her arrival in March 2017 under the artistic leadership of Givenchy brand, it can be said that the English designer Clare Waight Keller took his time to impose with prudence and reason his men's collections. It is true that taking over from a creator like Riccardo Tisci was not easy, after twelve years of branding. And it is only this season, autumn-winter 2019-20, that a first men's collection in its own right was presented in showroom during the last Paris fashion week, whereas the designer had distilled until then only a few man silhouettes in his parades woman. This art of crescendo is now crowned with a first major parade opening the Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence, which Givenchy is this season the guest of honor.

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And it is in the majestic setting of the labyrinthine gardens of the Villa Palmieri, a patrician masterpiece of the 14th century overlooking the arts capital, that a young, deliberate, almost military-style battalion of young men fled among the guests seated at the local garden furniture on a madly romantic terrace. A clash of cultures more than voluntary, when we know that the parade is called New Glitch , understand "bug", and that Clare Waight Keller explains want to wake up, divert, shift the classics by meeting old and new world. As proof, the work of the volumes was particularly successful, supported by two radical color palettes, powdered pastels reminiscent of frescoes, and ink and night tints, much more dramatic. Here, we talk about "balance between performance and elegance", the image is right and the result too. Good things come to those who wait for.

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