Spring 2023 opens a new page for Givenchy’s Matthew Williams era. widely debated new york times A designer profile by Jessica Testa was released Saturday ahead of the brand’s show. She writes about speculation about Williams and his contract with LVMH, the recognition his work with the brand has received, and, crucially, plans for a turnaround.
In the piece, Testa said the spring direction was “smarter and sexier, or, as Williams put it, ‘feminine and sophisticated,’ with a new Parisian vibe rather than a tough New Yorker girl vibe.” is getting stronger,” he said. Chic…as if his intensity was plugged into Google Translate (or as if he suddenly had more female co-workers…the whole collection.
Indeed, the spring show at Paris’ Jardin des Plantes saw some of the codes Williams had introduced since taking over Givenchy just after the skies opened and rain poured down on guests looking for seats. Evolved. It still has an edge (as seen in the leather harness bra top, sharp-shouldered glove shirt, and low-slung bottoms), but the piece feels like it would fit very easily into a woman’s wardrobe. . Blazers or standalones, tweed separates for a variety of occasions, dresses with a touch of simplicity yet a simple look and feel.
One of Williams’ allures as a designer has always been his ability to read the zeitgeist and understand what his customers are drawn to. cargo shorts and long denim skirts).
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It will be interesting to see how Givenchy’s Spring 2023 collection is interpreted in retail: what sells, what people react to and what it tells us about the future of the Maison.
See the full Givenchy Spring 2023 collection in the gallery below.