Set on a desolate, rain-soaked runway, Givenchy's Fall show highlights Matthew M. Williams' talent for stylish sportswear.

March 19, 2021

In Williams’ Givenchy, there is a mix of lavishness and austerity, together with the imperfect beauty of humanity. The Givenchy Fall 2021 RTW collection that is at once monumental and intimate, giving the wearer presence and audaciousness, yet still with a sense of a person at its center with a tohell- with-it attitude. Ultimately, it is an offering that transcends troubled times.

“In many ways, this collection is about a constant tension between two worlds. It’s about finding personal meaning in difficult circumstances; it’s about sincerity in what we do rather than strategy. We wanted to bring a sense of lived reality alongside precision, elegance and extravagance in the clothing and looks. Ultimately, fashion for us is a way of being, feeling and connecting rather than a game to be played. It’s almost like monumentalizing the everyday, filling it with emotion – like music you can wear.” Matthew M. Williams.

This is the first of Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy offerings to utilize the show format, adding to the sense of drama and monumentalism in the clothing, yet never neglecting its distinct intimacy and its eventual relationship with the wearer.

With an original score by Robert Hood, one of the godfathers of minimal techno and a musician profoundly linked with the sound of Detroit, Williams’ commissioning displays his American heritage as well as a purposeful, emotional bridging and connecting of continents and cultures through sound.

Discover the backstage of the Givenchy’s Fall 2021 show by Matthew M. Williams.


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