In his past menswear collections, creative director Matthew Williams has exemplified his knack for utilitarian design and love of garment construction. His Spring/Summer 2024 menswear collection doesn’t shy away from these elements, acting as a seamless continuation of Williams for Givenchy’s bold yet relaxed menswear styles.
Held in the courtyard of the Hôtel National des Invalides in Paris, the show explored a range of styles and structures to create a series of ensembles showcasing the best of Givenchy. Starting with classic formal wear, the models were dressed in stylish suits in shades of white, black and grey. From here, Williams took a more relaxed approach to styling, as collared shirts and ties were layered with utilitarian cargo jackets and models wore coats with flared skirts and oversized jumpers. For his pieces, Williams favors muted colors, but doesn’t shy away from vibrant hues. Bright yellows, bubblegum pinks and reds are integrated into the collection, adding a bold element suitable for the warm spring and summer seasons.
For accessories, Williams used oversized belts and circular sunglasses, evoking images of retro-futurism. Shoes consisted of shiny packs and ankle boots and bags were used to complement many of the looks with cross body bags and backpacks carried by the handle. As always with Givenchy, the true wonder of the collection lies in the tailoring and details. Tailored blazers had sharp shoulders, while coats were loose and short-sleeved waistcoats were perfectly tailored. To embellish the pieces, white blouses with circular hardware and trousers were flecked with silver studs.
The Spring/Summer 2024 menswear collection is a natural evolution from Williams’ previous menswear shows. Through his attention to detail, inspired technical styles and exceptional layering, Williams once again creates a stylish yet functional collection that showcases all the reasons why we love menswear.
Click through the gallery below to view every look from Givenchy Spring/Summer 2024 Menswear.