Cut A Refined Silhouette With Givenchy's Fall/Winter 2018 Coats

Coat of arms.

BY sarah chong | Nov 6, 2018 | Fashion

What’s a fall/winter collection without some great coats? It was artistic director Clare Waight Keller’s second ready-to-wear collection this 2018 for Givenchy, and she proves that as a creator, she can design beautiful, covetable clothes (not to mention the small task she took on to design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress). The films The Hunger and B Movie: Lust and Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 were Waight Keller’s starting point for this collection—combining the notion of city streets and a thick air of sleaze and danger with West Berlin’s club scene of the eighties. The collection sees Givenchy’s signature leather trousers, cowboy boots and knitwear; but the coats, the oversize coats in wool and cashmere, or with a checked pattern instantly elevated the glamour—a seductive, messy sort of glamour. The sharp-edged silhouettes that make the lines lean at the shoulders yet fall perfectly give a tough-luxury feeling that both street kids and high society covet. Menswear may be relatively new to Waight Keller, but her best foot forward seems to be moving in the right direction.