Here’s a first look at Matthew M. Williams’ first collection for Givenchy

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  • Earlier this year, Clare Waight Keller revealed she would be stepping down as artistic director of Givenchy after three years at the house.

    Now the Parisian label has unveiled a teaser capsule of clothes and accessories from its new creative director Matthew M. Williams, and it’s very exciting news indeed.

    The edited selection from the spring/summer 2021 collection (you’ll have to wait until February for the full drop) plays on the subversive delineations between men and women’s fashion.

    Tailoring for women is re-imagined as a long, fitted blazer with a draped collar and slim, high-rise trousers with fusing at the ankles. A similar look can be seen in the menswear capsule, further blurring the lines between genders,

    More directional pieces include denim reworked with a unique crackled or lustrous finishes and a jacquard with a textured weave reprising Givenchy’s iconic 4G emblem.

    Playful elements can also be seen in the bold outerwear, which includes a lightweight coat in croc-print calfskin bonded with nappa, and voluminous urban windbreakers also in croc-print leather or in black ottoman.

    Accessories haven’t been left out either. The Antigona has had a makeover, re-imagined in black box leather with longer handles and a 4G padlock.

    Mr Williams’ love of hardware is evident throughout, with two additional cross-body bags, the unisex Vertical mini with chain and the Antigona U for men.

    Over to footwear, which includes the Lock ankle boot and the Marshmallow wedge slide for women, as well as chunky trainers. The statement-making flat cap with horns and a black leather belt with a G-chain buckle are the final touches of this teaser which promises a new collection like no other.

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