Givenchy’s show this season is included in Pitti Uomo, the biannual event that attracts top designers and buyers to hunt for menswear. Held in the gardens of a patrician villa called Villa Palmieri in Fiesole, Italy, Givenchy revealed its newest menswear SS20 collection.
Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller was inspired by the 1990s style and the modern Korean street style at the same time. Combining both elements of the classic tailoring of the 90s and the athletic style of Korean sportswear, Keller created a classic dandy with urban edge men’s fashion pieces.
“Particularly young men in Seoul, who are meticulous about fashion, sort of tribal, sort of cultish, and highly accessorized. They have a real passion for a look. Seeing them there reminded me of how we wanted to be in the ’80s and ’90s, of wanting to belong, to have the best of a look,” Keller explained.
Parka is layered over suits and vibrant colors with a velvet touch are seen on nylon raincoats.
Pastel hues are also present at the runway as they feature loose and wide cut suit pants and oversized blazers.
Not to forget, the Korean street style had influenced the accessories featured across the collection, including the single pearl earrings and long cross necklaces. Further looks are focused on prints, metallic coats, and floral embroidery.
The show also debuts Givenchy’s collaboration with Onitsuka Tiger, Japanese renowned sneakers brand which is now becoming a trend among the youths. Keller herself wears the brand. The collaboration reimagined the shoe to feature an all-white colorway with signature stripes and a black edition that includes Givenchy Lettering, “Sports and modernity”.