Givenchy is at an inflection point right now, and I think the brand knows it. For a couple years, the brand could do no wrong--it had legions of adoring celebrity fans who were wearing its clothes and carrying its bags at every turn, often in front of paparazzi cameras. Riccardo Tisci was among the very first high-end designers to understand how to take his collection in the emerging streetwear direction, and his foresight paid dividends. There always has to be a next thing in fashion, though, and right now, Givenchy is trying to figure out what that will be.
For Spring-Summer 2017 bags, that translates into a slightly uneven mixture of familiar bags in new color combinations--some of which flatly do not work--and new, oddly shaped bags that I'm guessing are destined to be seasonal curiosities. The new solid-color versions of bags like the Horizon and Antigona are good, though, and the logo strap that appears on a couple designs is a solid nod to how luxury streetwear has progressed since Givenchy first aced it.
Take a look at the full lookbook below; personally, I'm already looking ahead toward Givenchy's Pre-Fall 2017 bags, which find themselves on a more solid footing.
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