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Editorial

Clare Waight-Keller spoke of two focal points for this Givenchy show: the romanticism of flowers in a “Winter of Eden”, and tailoring, on which she has focused since her arrival at the brand a year and a half ago. For the former, she produced a series of long plissé dresses with floral patterns inspired by Japanese vases. Fluid and delicate, they skimmed the figure without clinging and featured wavy hems, necks and cuffs. Mini versions were worn sleeveless or layered over trousers. The tailoring was sculptural, with single and double-breasted coats and jackets with strong, rounded shoulders, as seen on many Paris runways, or a boxier style with a belted waist and mainly flared or loose straight-legged trousers. Some outfits topped a coat with a short or long down jacket, another piece that is back on-trend, especially when extra-long.