For Spring 2024, Givenchy Creative Director Matthew M. Williams continues to assert a new elegance for women. Drawing inspiration from archives, this season’s lineup takes Hubert de Givenchy signatures into fresh territory, reworking motifs like snow leopard, revisiting draping techniques and bringing a fresh mix of materials to relaxed luxury essentials.

Women’s tailoring focuses on graceful lines, with unstructured silhouettes in silk twill that gives jackets, trench coats and trousers an easy refinement. Suits in delicate Chantilly lace prolong the mood with a very Parisian elegance. Daytime flou reprises the lavalliere from the Fall-Winter 2023 runway presentation; in counterpoint, oversized, graphic shapes and an architectural S-neckline explore statement volumes. For evening, jersey dresses have crystal-embellished 4G lace inserts while thread-like metal chains on diaphanous slip dresses expand on the hardware vocabulary established by Matthew M.Williams.

The dialogue between Parisian heritage and Californian cool continues in varsity-inspired archetypes elevated with crystal embroidery, satin placements or shaved 4G shearling. Leather separates in blush and powder blue are embellished with large smoked crystal floral compositions.

Women’s key accessories include the Voyou statement handbag with oversized buckles, now in a corset version, plus new iterations of House icons. The Antigona Lock returns in a new denim-like edition. The 4G bag now has a sliding chain and discreet leather-covered clasp; the Shark Lock Bucket comes in medium and micro sizes. Footwear, too, flaunts a new elegance with attitude: The Cowboy Shark Lock boot appears in a corset version with a metallic 4G toe cap. A sleek wedge slingback or boot has a delicate 4G strap and comes in stretch nappa, spazzolato or with exotic details.

Pearls, a hallmark of Givenchy style, are caged in a delicate chain mesh embellished with crystals, while Giv Cut eyewear presents bold new frames in shiny black or red, as well as a metallic version in gradient palladium-to-gold with mirror lenses. The color palette concentrates on neutral, universally flattering shades of beige, off-white, charcoal and subtle nuances of black, highlighted with warm tones of red and pink. Accent colors — banana, coral, cobalt blue, burnt orange — add a touch of high-energy contrast to the season. The Givenchy pre-collection will be available online and in-store in early November.