Before he was installed as the creative director of one of the hottest fashion houses in Paris, Matthew Williams was an Illinois-born, California-raised guy who fell in love with the music and skateboard culture he experienced as a teen in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. That affinity for streetwear modernity has always found its way into his designs, and most recently that includes his pre-Spring 2022 collection for Givenchy, a thoughtful blend of sleek lines and graffiti detailing.
What’s instantly communicated about these pieces is how well-suited they are for the South Florida lifestyle with their mix of casual ease and forward-thinking details. The latter is most evident in how Williams handles the Givenchy logo, maximizing it via oversized treatments or giving it a deconstructed edge as a repeated pattern on everything from apparel to sneakers. A new boot featuring the Givenchy lock – a detail Williams said he fell in love with when he moved to Paris – is sure to rank high among the season’s most sought-after accessories. Best of all, none of it feels precious; with his clear-eyed view of today’s fashion fan, Williams has created a collection that not only respects a fabled brand’s DNA, it also works for right now.
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