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Editorial

Givenchy Distil Youthful Elegance for AW19

22 October 2019

Combining Clare Waight Keller's impression of '90s youth, the iconic Parisian couture house offer a clean-cut take on contemporary menswear.

Tapping her personal reflection on living life as a young adult throughout the '90s, Clare Waight Keller delivers her vision of youthful elegance with respect to the rich history of Paris' iconic couture house, Givenchy. Offering a razor sharp representation of contemporary masculinity, Waight Keller's '90s inspiration encapsulates the modern day zeitgeist beautifully, without regressing into mimicry.

Pairing clean-cut suiting with printed formal shirts, all-over print vacation shirts and the brand's signature penchant for a touch of mythological references, Givenchy build a sophisticated assemblage of effortless cool and striking minimalism.

Forward thinking, but defined through a rumination on the past, Givenchy's AW19 presentation forms an image of masculinity that shirks the oversized streetwear sensibility that has pervaded most realms of high-end design today. Slim fitting and embedded within a varied history of formal dressing, Givenchy's silhouette cuts out the excess and leaves a rarified vision that compels with its combination of simple branding, ath-luxury and eye-catching accessories.

Cultivating an aesthetic approach that champions the confluence of formal and casual styles, under the direction of Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy showcases the antidote to the louche approach championed by contemporary luxury streetwear.

The Givenchy AW19 collection is available online now at END.

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