First haute couture collection by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.
The gleam of moonlight on a garden in spring, its flowers bathed in the silvery glow. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018 collection invoked conversations between structure and motion. Ultra-fine and crystalline, a modern approach to what is precious melts grandiosity with extreme purity. Noctambule, Alchimiste, Promise, Melanargia, Notocelia, Hadène, Himère, Diurnea …were some of the names populating the Haute Couture catwalk.
Dubbed “Mystères d’un Jardin de Nuit”, or Mysteries of a Garden at Night, the debut haute couture collection by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy evoked the gleam of moonlight on a the spring vegetation. The new creative force of the luxury French house brought fresh enthusiasm to the Maison with four bespoke men’s looks as well, a manifesto for crossover fashion. The predominantly black and white creations expressed the concept of true preciousness.
Technical expertise and plays of light elevated the materials in the collection, which oscillated between ethereal gowns and angular, tailored pieces in matte tones. Pleated muslin, exquisite ruffles and lace were embellished with feathers and pearls. The movement of light, scintillating tulle dresses tempered a pink latex skirt or salmon latex coat.
The brand also unveilled its Spring-Summer 2018 video campaign art directed by Clare Waight Keller and documented by Steven
“The intimate ambiance has a Surrealistic current running through it: there’s a faintly spooky feel about the rooms where a group of young rock kids seem to be lingering on as if emerging from an all-night party,” says the luxury maison.