Clare Waight Keller takes us to Rome with her first collection for Givenchy
The Givenchy Resort 2018 collection was the first since the departure of Riccardo Tisci and the announcement of Clare Waight Keller as Artistic Director.
A flagship opened on the Via del Babuino in Rome two weeks ago, which explains the lookbook locations spread out across the Italian capital choosing the Museum of Roman Civilization to present their men’s and women’s latest designs.
Each architectural backdrop loosely corresponded with the theme of each grouping, so what might qualify as the updated classics were positioned in front of the Museum of Roman Civilization with its mid-century modernist peristyle. Here, the construction of suiting in gauzy tulle and the total lace look comprised of a cape top and ample pleated lace trouser. Shooting the intensely blue “urban” repertoire at Corviale, an imposing Brutalist housing project southwest of Rome, offered an electrified contrast; a flounced workwear parka and filmy organza utility-pocket jumpsuit. The pieces saturated in fuchsia was presented within the dark interior of the Palestra del Duce, the familiar Neo-Gothic influence appeared as a knockout dress assembled from a medley of lace.
With the entire collection featured structured monochromatic designs predominantly colored in white, fuchsia and royal blue. The marble colonnade of the Museum perfectly complimented the all-white classic tailored creations.