As the first female artistic director of Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller has explored the notion of androgyny and empowerment by sending an army of models storming down the runway with an unbreakable coolness. The designs on Givenchy’s spring summer 2019 collection are sharply tailored, heavily graphic and equipped with stylish utilitarian details.

Understated tones are mixed alongside monochrome layers with the intention of creating visual harmony; a balance of masculinity and femininity. The pointed lapel suit and the belted trousers are key items that dominated the catwalk. Regardless of the looks, every one of them are glazed with a sheer layer of strength.

Runway look from Givenchy (Photo credit: Givenchy)
Runway look from Givenchy (Photo credit: Givenchy)

Besides dishing out the runway looks from this spring summer 2019 collection, Givenchy has unveiled one the most coveted bags from this season — their Whip bag. Clutched and armed around the bosoms of the models like a shield, this bag is hard to miss. The whip bag is crafted in smooth delicate leather with spacious compartments paired with artisanal details such as the leather braiding and knots found in traditional whips. As a tribute to the heritage of whip-making, this bag makes a perfect weapon of choice to go with your dauntless style.

Model on the runway of Givenchy with the whip bag (Photo credit: Givenchy)
The whip bag
(Photo credit: Givenchy)

Apart from the Whip bag, the house has also launch the Whip belt bag — a single compartment waist bag that secures itself with a belt like fastening detail. Its chain hardware also doubles up as an adaptable sling that could be worn over the shoulders or across your body. The Whip belt bag is available in white or black leather and retails at SGD$2,150.

Model on the runway of Givenchy with the whip belt bag (Photo credit: Givenchy)
The whip belt bag
(Photo credit: Givenchy)

The Whip bag comes in small and medium in eight colours. Pick from black, pale coral, pistachio, natural, yellow curry, duo-toned and multi-coloured. Apart from these hues, the Whip handbag is also available in exotic aquatic snakeskin, the yellow Karung and graphic Elaphe. The Givenchy Whip is priced from SGD$2,890 for the leather crafted styles and the price for an exotic skin style starts from SGD$3,890.

(All images: Givenchy)

The collection is available at the Givenchy Paragon boutique,

290 Orchard Road, #01-41 & 42, Singapore 238859.

Josiah Chua
Fashion Director
Josiah is the Fashion Director in charge of styling shoots and writing the fashion pages. On his days off, he locks himself at home designing and sewing up a collection in preparation for his label's runway debut.