Givenchy’s Plage collection recalls coastal joie de vivre

THE NEW iteration of the Givenchy Plage has been released, with an array of essentials for men and women that demonstrate a playful yet effortless elegance.

The collection first debuted last year and took inspiration from the casual and relaxed lifestyle of Le Clos Fiorentina, founder Hubert de Givenchy’s summer estate in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Givenchy Plage Collection

The Givenchy Plage capsule sees significant House codes such as French linen, a print interpretation of his lemon grove and Provençal stripes, reimagined into new cuts and accompanied by the Voyou carrier in raffia with traces of leather or the G-Tote in supple raffia.

The capsule sees a variety of summer necessities such as bathing suits, hats and beach tote bags paired with light layering pieces. The women’s compositions offer crop tops, vests, light button-down shirts, and terry cover-ups.

As for the bottoms, flowy skirts or linen pyjama pants make for easy yet elegant options for those hot summer beach days. For evening rendezvous, satin, sheer staples will shield the sea breeze that chaperones the night.

Givenchy Plage Collection

Givenchy has a long-established history with linen, dating back to the 20th century. The founder cherished a linen Atelier coat, which he later recreated into a beach cover-up for Greta Garbo, as he recalled her admiration for the garment. Givenchy Plage recounts that history and honours its legacy with an interpretation of the timeless fabric in the latest collection.

Linen and cotton terry fabricate swimwear, cover-ups and separates available in shades, aqua green or coral, featuring navy stripes or leopard print with a subtle adornment of the 4G motif. Caftan and jacket-length cover-ups are also part of the collection and offered in sky blue striped linen, lemon print silk twill or light ivory silk linen.

Givenchy Plage Collection

Stripped summer knits are ideal for chilly evenings, while white denim staples and polo shapes will take you around town on escapades touring new territories. The shoe collection sees platform mules in cork and butterfly-framed sunglasses in black, Havana and white or seasonal aqua and coral.

As for menswear, Provençal linen trousers and lemon printed shirts bring a sense of chic to any vacation, while sophisticated shirts in linen, Japanese seersucker, and striped organic silk dyed in shades of sunbaked red, cool navy, sandy beige or ecru are appropriate for occasions be it day or night.

An exclusive graphic called Le Clos 52 pays homage to Givenchy’s estate and celebrates the year the couture house opened. The illustration features on t-shirts paired with leisurewear ideal for both city landscapes and coastal joie de vivre.

by Nicole Pereira