Waight Keller at Villa Palmieri with the flowers of evil
It parades in Florence, in the gardens of Villa Palmieri, between plants and flowerbeds that draw labyrinths of intense green, the young Charles Baudelaire designed by Clare Waight Keller, creative director of the Givenchy Maison, guest of honour of Pitti Uomo 96. The poet cursed de “The Flowers of Evil” is evoked by the English designer who made the wedding dress of Meghan Markle through complete with three buttons or double breasted jackets, with large volumes, which marry shades of chiaroscuro, for surfaces whose Narration evokes the gloomy poem by Baudelaire.
The top, by cyclist on the net with print or with flowers and technical jersey, envelop the bust like a second skin under tailored jackets or made of technical fabric ( “The fabrics are from Korea, a country that has great creativity), are also worn with jerseys Short-sleeved square and cargo trousers in a formal and informal code game.
Remaining in the theme, the Gothic calligraphy of ‘ Fleurs du Mal ‘ is fragmented to compose abstract prints, while a series of anoraks dubbed and vaporous Parka are distinguished by ultra-light Korean fabrics metallic and shiny or velvety nylon. Born in Beauvais and developed among the tapestries of “La Manufacture des Gobelins”, the propensity of Hubert de Givenchy towards the baroque magnificence is reborn in the archival Italian Jaquard, with his overcoats and trousers that are transformed leaving the Shoulders the floral motifs to embrace new pixellated shapes.
The extravagance of the technique expressed by the jackets covered by glittering canottiglie, very rock nineties, is found in the silver rifled and is underlined by voluminous scarf in crepe giving a casual interpretation of clothing from Evening.
In a balance of performance and elegance, the accessories bring together a wide range of refined and functional details. Classic and industrial motifs are intertwined giving rise to chain jewels with pearls of baroque inspiration, belts with magnetic closure, bags and backpacks for trekking in leather and jacquard chain embellished by jewel closure.