For the Givenchy Pre-Fall 2019 collection, artistic director Clare Waight Keller drew on the Greek myth of Icarus, the youth who donned wings of wax and feathers, soared too close to the sun and tumbled into the sea.
In a first “Icarus” theme, light blue dominates; the Sun follows with a yellow story and a third theme, on the Icarus and the Minotaur, in red and black. Military references nod to aviator style, with a jumpsuit, leather blouson and coat, a metaphor for modern incarnations of Icarus.
Seasonal statement pieces are informed by rock influences and the myth of the fallen hero. They include a leather perfecto, a tailored day coat in black wool with a white lapel or an Icarus falling motif — worn with easy cargos, biker-influenced tapered silver trousers, quilted track pants or trousers in red and black check.