Givenchy introduces 'Plage', the capsule collection for the Pre-Fall 2023 season.
Givenchy is set to bring a touch of French Riviera charm to summer with its new Plage capsule collection. Comprising ready-to-wear and accessories, the beachwear collection draws inspiration from the late Hubert de Givenchy’s seaside estate in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, offering a contemporary take on House classics. The capsule combines essential accessories with seasonal updates, including tote shoppers, wedges and basket bags, designed to take you from the city to the sand.
Creative Director Matthew M. Williams explains that the collection is inspired by the natural beauty and relaxed elegance of the Clos Fiorentina in the South of France, which was a world away from the busy lifestyle of Paris that Givenchy was used to. To capture the essence of the region, Williams explored the light and colors, including the pearly pink façades that are typical of the area.
The “Plage” collection features playful and relaxed energy, which draws inspiration from the brand’s rich archives of swimwear designs, effortlessly blending the laidback lifestyle of the French Riviera with Williams’ sunny Californian roots. The capsule collection revisits prints from 1955, such as Trompe l’oeil pearls and ID necklace prints across kaftans, sarongs and handbags, interspersed with knitted bikinis, sandy beige cover-ups and raffia tote bags.
The monochromatic color palette of black and white highlights accessories and footwear, merging materials of mesh, linen and canvas to create an effortless summer feel. Standout pieces include the brand’s signature G-Totes, paired with 4G sneakers, Voyou Basket Bags, and the classic Marshmallow Wedges in glossy rubber. The collection also features variations on the House’s 4G Plumetis jewelry line, comprising bio-resin bracelets, earrings and rings.
In addition to its chic designs, Givenchy has introduced production transparency into the collection. QR codes on clothing tags detail supply chain and product care information, allowing customers to shop with confidence.
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