Saturday, May 19, 2018

Givenchy resort 2019


Clare Waight Keller delivers her second collection for the legendary and heritage brand of Givenchy…. let the fawning begin and what’s worse is let the yawning begin.
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From the first mage, I had this unimaginable fantasy that Ms. Waight Keller was about to catapult the brand back to its roots…. WRONG! The collection she delivered appears as if she is confused as to what season it is intended for  and suffice to say, the collection is not exactly rife with newness of any kind other than it’s not totally fixated on athleisure or oversized ill-fitting clothes. 
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With all the hoopla that has come with her arrival at the brand one might have thought that she would have been more inspired to bring an elegance and raffiné that has long been absent from this incredible brand. Well that assumption flies out with the windows when the looks range from heavy handed leathers, to who cares banal, to shades of St Laurent to generic in the extreme... not to mention  the been there done that aspect.
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Her signature and recurring themes for the brand are seemingly, at least from this 2 freshmen collections, who cares and so what … just more clothes. One might argue that, yes, most of it is very salable and wearable but the point is in this case you can buy the look almost anywhere from TJ Maxx to any second hand store so what’s the brouhaha about? … Someone smarter than I needs to explain this fashion phenomenon to me.
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If you wish to call ankle front slit pants a signature then tah dah take that to the bank but it’s hardly anything to write home about or new. The question that remains is what will Clare Waight Keller do for this brand to give it the élan that it is so sorely deserves and needs to again establish itself as a leader in the world of fashion and not just because of its name and some bullshit hype.
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So, ask yourself this question … what has she brought to the table besides last night’s leftovers and is she capable of cooking up a gourmet feast?