Stella McCartney, you’ve got company: There’s a group of budding eco-warriers sprouting up at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Since the British designer joined the world’s biggest luxury group last summer, its top creative directors have become more vocal about their (admittedly fledgling) environmental initiatives. For Givenchy’s last runway show, Clare Waight Keller showed ripped jeans made from upcycled vintage pieces in a nod to sustainability.
Her pre-fall collection was preoccupied with nature, though in a less pragmatic way. Extreme surfers informed the men’s designs, with a palette ranging from ice blue to hot lava. The women’s side explored the more sensual side of nature, with the iris flower as a recurring theme.
It appeared as an allover motif on colorful crepe de chine shirts and dresses, or as a graphic black-and-white jacquard pattern on a cocoon coat or a bell-shaped dress. These contrasted with the baby blue of a flimsy nylon drawstring parka, or the tender pink of a shearling bomber jacket and coat.
Waight Keller said the clothes were designed for longevity. “It’s always been part of my mission in designing to have some sense of a sort of heirloom quality to the clothes, and that I wanted to bring in through
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