Staged under the Eiffel Tower, the show consisted of short bubble style dresses, one shoulder glitter dresses, fringe boots, embellished bomber jackets for men and leather mixed with lace.
Throughout the collection pleated skirts were featured, along with broad-shouldered “power suit” jackets which were worn with one side of the blazer was tucked into the skirt. There were a variety of feminine dresses from a white sundress, open at the sides, with lace insets in front, onto a mustard-colored shirt dress embroidered with small ostrich feathers. There was a caftan in terracotta an a red-and-white scarf print dress with a gold horseshoe belt.
There was layering throughout. The main highlights were ribbed knitwear worn over floaty skirts, skinny jeans in pictorial prints, printed shirt-dresses and a classic striped shirt worn over tartan trousers with a sweatshirt wrapped and tied at the front.
Claire Waight Keller’s debut collection for Givenchy was a combine women’s and men’s show. Women’s collection saw models come down the runway in strong 80s power shoulders made in soft silk, which came in white, black, red and electric blue. Cinched in waists, and animal motifs were highlights. The male models wore blazers or bomber jackets, metallics on slim black jeans and for the evening velvet devoré leopard print.
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Standouts were a pink trench, printed silk dresses trailing with long scarves and checked tailoring. The evening look was a sparkling black tuxedo with an organza overlay scattered with crystal jewels.
Her signature jumpsuit look appeared on the runway in stone washed acid green denim, toffee and black. Fan motifs and microphones were on customised African prints. The real show stopper though was a red one-shoulder cocktail dress.
The show featured Breton stripes and sequin or latex tapered trousers and skirts. Pared-down patent leather dungarees worn over a crisp white shirt. The new body-con silhouette came in the form of both midi and mini skirts, each having giant ruffles at the hem.
Sarah Burton’s collection featured pretty tulle dresses with ruffles, which came in pink, white and red. Some had over the top, a heavy knit or trench coat, with flat studded boots.
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