Ever since Claire Waight Keller debuted her very first collection for Givenchy in September, we’ve been counting down the days until we could get our hands on it. From those double-breasted blazers to those mini skirts, cowboy-esque boots and “Double G” clasp bags, it’s what our fantasy spring summer 2018 wardrobe consists of. And now the day is finally here with its worldwide release today. In the UK you’ll find both the womenswear ready-to-wear collection plus the accessories collection exclusively at Harrods until March 15th.
Featuring puff sleeved blouses, silk trousers and ruffled dresses, each piece will work for a myriad of summer occasions. However, we reckon the bags are going to be one of the most popular pieces. Previous to Givenchy, Waight Keller spent over six years at Chloe where she created some of the most sought after bags including the Nile, the Drew and the Pixie. So unsurprisingly, her first handbag for Maison Givenchy had got accessories fans very excited. Dubbed the GV3, its sports the initials of the house’s historic address; Avenue George, V, number 3. The chain strap pays homage to a men’s traditional pocket watch chain whilst the twin strap means you can wear it four different ways, including as a totally on-trend belt bag. It’s already been spotted on Emma Stone and Liu Wen.
Since Waight Keller joined the house in 2017, she has cleverly managed to balance modernizing it whilst still keeping the heritage of the brand in check. As part of this, from today the brand is now shoppable online in the UK, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. Users will be able to browse advertising campaign images, get a first look at pre-fall pieces plus see what celebrities have worn Givenchy looks.