NY Paris 1993

Designer Clare Waight Keller created a dialogue between the gritty glam of New York in the ‘90s and the couture ridden scenes of Paris in the ‘80s for Givenchy’s SS20 show. 

“When I arrived in New York, I was very much a tomboy, and there was this raw, boyish energy,” she commented. 

The  collection was a fusion of distant worlds, it featured lots of denim such as pairs of ripped jeans seen with ochre silk high neck blouses with rows of buttons styled with clogs to khaki coloured female suits . The designer also explored leather showing a black paper bag-waist midiskirt and matching muscle T with scarf neckline, and a bottle-green pencil skirt and bustier top with braided edge detail. It was a play between tomboy and glamor. A white double breasted jacket styled with a pair of distressed denim calf length trousers was the perfect paradox, yet her floral print summer dresses created the perfect balance. Options were in abundance, Keller opted not to dress or create for one type of woman, but instead proceeded with the notion that she was rather creating characters, with different lives and personalities, which called for a versatile styling.   

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