Matthew M. Williams presents the women’s & men’s Givenchy Fall 2021 collection. Drawing from the slick tailoring and exaggerated proportions that Matthew defined in his own line, 1017 ALYX 9SM, the Fall 2021 collection is one of bold subversion. A motif of glamorous punk rock emerges from the collection as a window to reimagining formalwear.
Creepers, studs, and William’s signature use of leather and stainless steel seems at home at Givenchy. The subtle punk overtones channel the devil-may-care attitude that Ricardo Tisci first defined at the house. This evolution from Williams further defines ‘it’s good to be bad’ at Givenchy. Explore the full collection below. Images courtesy of Givenchy.
“Ultimately, what I am trying to do in the Givenchy collections is reflect today’s world. I appreciate a certain material experimentation and an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, we embrace tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness; these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. The clothing is not disposable or dictatorial, instead we want it to become central to a person’s sense of their own style, and build each season. It’s an idea of a more personal luxury, of simultaneous formality and informality, construction and comfort; it’s the luxury of people wearing clothes, not clothes wearing people.”
– Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy