Sharp & Soft

VOGUE/ AFP – Givenchy collection this time comes with an assertive graphic verve. Black, white, and red were its dominant colours, with motifs that included dots, checks, preppy rugby stripes, and La Rocca’s giant apostrophes.

The ensembles was derived from strong shoulders, from which fell soft, full, and feminine sleeves, as seen on items including a double-breasted jacket, an evening coat, and a retro-elegant dove-gray caped dress. The softly draped, boldly printed dresses resonated more directly with how women are dressing now, with an eye for attention-grabbing details but also an appreciation of–make that an insistence on–ease.

For evening, Waight Keller zeroed in on fringe and feathers. They came in optic black and white, and they decorated both a relaxed and floor-length dresses with cinematic Old Hollywood flair.