Designed to inspire, Givenchy’s Fall-Winter 2021 collection is all about a mix of lavishness and austerity, cleverly combining utility and luxury, protection and comfort. The offering itself is a masterful exploration of proportions—dramatically blown up here, stripped down to almost nothingness there.
Bridging the classical, radical and practical, the silhouettes for Fall-Winter 2021 collection explore the tension between extravagance and discipline. Take for example the genius use of faux fur and real shearling — the materials almost swaddle the wearer, enveloping and cocooning, yet exudes sensuality and function.
“I appreciate a certain material experimentation and an intense contrast in clothing,” says Matthew M. Williams who was appointed as Givenchy’s Creative Director in June 2020.
Other highlights include sculpted, fine knitwear that emphasises freedom of movement and the liberation of the body, with particular concentration on the waist.
This juxtaposition of extreme continues in the collection’s accessories, where hoods, caps, gauntlets and gloves provide a sense of drama as well as armour.
“What I am trying to do in the Givenchy collections is reflect today’s world,” explains Williams, of his second collection for the House. “It is an idea of a more personal luxury, of simultaneous formality and informality, construction and comfort; it is the luxury of people wearing clothes, not clothes wearing people.”
Every enigmatic ensemble deserves an equally worthy companion—and Givenchy’s latest statement handbags are the perfect accessories to fulfil that calling.
With its geometric grooving and padded leather effect, the 4G bag is an update to its classic style and draws inspiration from biker bombers and ’50s-era car seats so you can show off some leather chic. Whether you prefer the genderless mini-vertical crossbody bag or the medium chain shoulder bag, both versions are designed to accommodate your essentials with stylish ease.
Available in rich hues of forest green and chestnut as well as accent shades of lilac and ivory, this ogle-worthy bag is a tribute to founder Hubert de Givenchy’s love for symmetry. Made with the finest leathers, it features a magnetic metal clasp with convenient space-enhancing compartments while Givenchy-engraved metal pieces show off Williams’ luxurious approach to hardware.
As opulent as it is sleek, additional finishes include a debossed 4G monogram on patent leather, a silver 4G embossed leather, shiny python or 4G suede with a shearling flap.
For some cutting-edge angularity, this futuristic Cut-out bag features an impressive V-shaped silhouette that makes this piece of arm candy pop. The beautifully padded, grooved lambskin is a nod to vintage car seats which inspired the look. Harnessing the advances of technology, the effect is achieved using an intricate process of high-frequency wave techniques.
To add even more flair, this seductive bag also features an eye-catching silver-finish G-Cube chain, which is part of the emblematic hardware signature developed by Williams for the House. For versatility, you can also opt for a longer crossbody G-Cube chain, available for the first time as an add-on (it also pairs with other select Givenchy bags).
Whether you choose the mini or the small size, Givenchy’s Cut-out bag is truly a remarkable work of art. Designed to complete your look, be it for a date in town or a formal affair in a ballroom, choose from padded matte lambskin (black), patent leather (lilac), or smooth box leather with a subtle glossy sheen (black and chestnut).
Givenchy boutiques are located at:
Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-129, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, tel: 6222 7459
Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, #01-41/42, tel: 6235 4438
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