Discover GIVENCHY Spring Summer 2023 Menswear Collection, that brings dialogue between present-day menswear and the brand’s artisanal ateliers, presented on June 22nd, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection amplifies an authentic wardrobe through the artisanal and technological possibilities of Parisian craftsmanship. Designer Matthew M. Williams fuses dress codes of the past with modern elements inspired by the styles of men who surround him. This was Matthew M. Williams’ first Givenchy standalone ready-to-wear men’s show.
Menswear was, quite naturally, the way I discovered fashion. In my practice at Givenchy, my men’s collections came from an instinctive starting point. This show is a reflection of myself and the men who surround me, from my close friends to the artists who inspired my work. It’s a dialogue with the time and culture that shape the way men dress today and tomorrow: the way new generations embrace and evolve the archetypes and dress codes of the past through their own progressive outlook. It’s a thrilling evolution and the reason I have chosen this moment to stage a stand-alone men’s show for Givenchy – Matthew M. Williams, creative director of Givenchy
“Camouflage motifs are evoked in blousons, tactical vests and cargo pants created from digitally printed waterproof fabric or 4g-logoJapanese denim jacquard overlaid with fine laser-cut and hand-destroyed muslin. A camo pattern is achieved in workwear composed of layers of white and printed nylon, which are handstitched, manually sanded and washed to achieve the desired effect. With wear, the white camo underpinning of ripstop nylon pieces overprinted with chalk becomes increasingly visible. Similarly, the original florescent colours of overdyed muted shell jackets and military parkas are revealed within their lining. The front of grey and black denim trousers in reflective prints expose the memory of the indentations from their back panels created through the print press.” – from Givenchy