Revered French fashion house Givenchy was founded by Hubert de Givenchy in 1952. Mr Givenchy subsequently become known as one of the 20th century’s greatest designers on the basis of his elegant yet sophisticated couturier work. Find below a brand essentials list of the very best men’s Givenchy clothing currently available.
A breakthrough for Hubert Givenchy was the critical acclaim achieved from the likes of Vogue from his first collection. The New York Times magazine also published a feature on Mr Givenchy with the title: ‘A Star Is Born’. At first Givenchy was a womenswear brand with a menswear collection debuting in 1969. Early Givenchy pieces were characterized by spare lines, slender hips, slim silhouettes and swan-like necks. These key details won over the rich and famous with Audrey Hepburn becoming both a muse of Hubert and a champion of the brand.
Hubert’s career lasted 40 years including fashion conglomerate LVMH group adding the fashion house to its collection of luxury brands in 1988. After his retirement in 1995 he was succeeded by some of the fashion industry’s most creative sparks including the likes of John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Ozwald Boateng. In modern times it however Ricardo Tisci who is best associated with the brand through his role as artistic director from 2005 to 2017. Tisci is known for permeating his own style influence on the brand with Givenchy collections subsequently providing a juxtaposition of heavy dark colours with chromatic, flashy logos and floral prints. 2017 is the year Clare Waight Keller made history by replacing Tisci as Givenchy first female artistic director.
Baroque rottweiler, Madonna, and Bambi graphic prints, as well as the label’s signature Tyson sneakers and Obsedia bags and accessories, have all become iconic fixtures of the contemporary fashion landscape. Combining bold prints on a predominantly monochrome palette provides a gothic edge to streetwear inspired designs. This has paved the way for the likes of Jerry Lorenzo and Virgil Abloh to blur the lines between streetwear and luxury fashion with their brands Fear of God and Off White. Givenchy is currently going from strength to strength with celebrity fans including David Beckham, Jay Z and Kanye West.
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