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Haute Couture Autumn 2018

Haute Couture Autumn 2018

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Haute Couture 2018

The haute couture week saw predominently 'beautiful dresses that make women feel beautiful' (Business of Fashion, 2018). This feminine key message is perhaps a reaction to the, what seems like, never ending streetwear craze that has dominated fashion. Givenchy's runway show, however, was a slight exeption to this rule as the collection was a tribute to Hubert de Givenchy and encompassed pointy and rigid structures as a tribute to Hubert de Givenchy. 

Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented her own tribute to the late Hubert de Givenchy in Paris on Sunday. Clare Waight has already made quite the impression as she presented her debut collection for the LVMH-owned fashion house, not only this but her help in the creation of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress for the Royal Wedding.

Her collection’s name ‘Caraman’ was created as a sentimental value to honour the late Hubert de Givenchy. This collection existed of 42 looks which portrayed sharply tailored suits, embroideries and embellishments, light blouses and skirts. Clare “touched upon many of Givenchy's signatures from over the years, including clean lines, classic capes, riffs on the "sack dress" silhouette, boat necks and romantic bow details” (Fashionista, 2018). 

With Waight Keller having massive inspiration from the majorly successful Hubert de Givenchy, she would also need to create a collection which attracts the audience in usual Givenchy style. Her idea of establishing the collection to commemorate a recent loss makes current audiences feel sympathetic towards the collection and not just look at the style of the clothing but also the meanings behind why each piece was created.

Above, we show you our favourite looks from the collection; the ones that we feel really convey the sentimental value of Clare’s intentions, which illustrate Hubert de Givenchy’s best work in her own way. We have expressed our thoughts and would love to hear yours!! If you have seen the collection and would like to portray your thoughts, please write to us below. 


Written by Rachel Newman