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Clare Waight Keller shows first Givenchy menswear collection at Pitti Uomo

Lauretta Roberts
14 June 2019

Givenchy creative chief Clare Waight Keller showed her first men's collection at Pitti Uomo in Florence this week, paying homage to the "penchant for opulence" of the house's founder Hubert de Givenchy.

British designer Waight Keller, who joined Givenchy from Chloe in 2017, has always been inspired by the masculine silhouette and her collection blended formality and informality with looks including torso-hugging cycling tops shown beneath beneath suits and boxy short-sleeved shirts paired with cargo pants.


Elsewhere soft jackets came in three-button and double-breasted shapes – sometimes sleeveless – are cut in technical cottons, with crisp checks and subtle pinstripes, paired with straight or wide 90’s pants. Italian jacquards were employed on overcoats and pants, morphing from traditional scrolling florals into new pixelated forms.

Givenchy 3The collection was shown In the labyrinthian gardens of Villa Palmieri during the international menswear event. Waight Keller previously showed a selection of men's silhouettes at Paris Fashion Week but this was her first full masculine collection.


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