October 27, 2020
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Givenchy Resort 2018

In the temporary absence of a creative director (in the gap between Riccardo Tisci’s departure and the arrival of his successor Clare Waight Keller last month), the Givenchy design team doubled down on house codes for its spring pre-collection, which was inspired by three locations in Rome.
Having staged its pre-collections in cities like Copenhagen and Naples in the past, the choice of setting this season was inspired by the opening of a Givenchy flagship on Via del Babuino, which connects the busy Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo.
Segments were defined by color: white for classic tailored looks, fuchsia for directional designs, and electric blue for the more laid-back, urban component of the collection.
The marble colonnade of the Museum of Roman Civilization was echoed in the elongated white silhouettes created by layering matching tops, jackets and pants in fabrics ranging from gauzy tulle to patterned silk jacquard.
The effect spanned from ethereal — think a cape-shouldered lace pussy bow blouse — to androgynous, as in oversized tracksuit bottoms or a white trouser suit with a Givenchy spring 18 logo emblazoned in large silver letters across the front.
The hot pink looks, meanwhile, played with patchwork effects for an edgier feel. A tailored

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