GIVENCHY PRESENTS ITS FALL 2024 WOMEN’S & MEN’S READY-TO-WEAR PRE-COLLECTION
The new lineup brings the house’s new elegance together with ease of dressing.
With its Pre-Fall 2024 collection, Givenchy continues to build on a philosophy of fluidity and ease of dressing while further exploring ideas of new formality as seen on the runway. With this collection, House expands on ideas gleaned from Hubert de Givenchy’s later collections, reworking them through a contemporary lens.
Two currents define the women’s wardrobe. On one hand, languid, masculine volumes are reconsidered with a plunging neckline; on the other, tailoring propositions are waisted with slightly shrunken proportions. Miniskirts give power dressing a modern spin. Cocoon coats in double-face cotton echo those seen on the runway. Likewise, the iconic Givenchy trench is reconsidered with couture volumes in back. A touch of archival elegance also infuses wardrobe essentials like blouses and trouser suits.
Flamboyant touches include jewel-like 4G buttons on both tailoring and flou. Hot pink and orange bring fresh energy to a predominantly neutral palette. Lightness comes through plays of transparency and archival polka dot motifs. For evening, the LBD rules: a double-draped back creates an element of surprise, while delicately ruched silk chiffon emphasizes seduction with a dash of mystery. New this season is a graphic lace signature, paneled together with point d’esprit tulle on evening dresses and knitwear.
Men’s daywear and eveningwear reflect the innate elegance of the House’s founder and the House’s new formality. Floral graphics, reflecting Hubert de Givenchy’s love of gardens, unexpected colors and revisited classics comprise a throughline while nods to various subcultures inject looks with tension and modernity, for example on a white tuxedo or a black and gold leather perfecto. Givenchy codes and savoir-faire are apparent through technical fabric developments and hand-embroidery. Wool suiting fabric is treated with resin to make it wind- and waterproof; hand-applied flowers embellish machine-embroidered tulle.
Women’s statement accessories include the Voyou bag for women, now expanded to chain, clutch and tote variations with an elegant sensibility, as well as evening propositions in mirrored croc-embossed leather, tortoiseshell and whimsical feather. As a counterpoint, the Antigona family welcomes the Antigona Cube: a new silhouette exploring an origami-type shape. In a fresh fusion, a boot hybrid of the Shark Lock and Voyou, is embellished with oversized buckles. Spazzolato or metallic pumps and ballerina slingbacks adorned with Voyou buckles complete the silhouettes.
The Givenchy pre-collection will be available online and in-store in early June.