Givenchy throws a teenage tantrum, and more fashion news you missed


Beyond all the archives of Vivienne Westwood covers, healing t-shirts, and Olivia Rodrigo’s sweet punk, designers, as well as celebrities, have engaged with a slightly grungier aesthetic this season. There were pierced-faced desert ravers at Burberry, caped nu-ravers, acid-wash denim at Louis Vuitton, and now Givenchy has showcased a wild, graffiti-ready collection in the abandoned railroads of Paris. Today (July 2), Matthew Williams dispatched a slew of runaway teenagers, tied up with bulging backpacks and body jewelry. If the clothes weren’t ripped or frayed, they had been defaced with spray paint, according to the work of Chito.

The seams of the neon technical jackets had been replaced with graffiti, while the filmy multi-layered mini-dresses had been spray-painted with cartoonish faces. But this kind of pubescent angst was by no means naive. A ransacked Rimowa gave way to a flurry of square-shouldered, knife-like tailors. Leather playsuits, vandalized denim and cobweb knit overlays have been replaced by embellished asymmetrical column dresses, stiff mesh skirts and half-length blazers, all swaddled under oversized puffer jackets. Meanwhile, heavy jewelry took on the character of Williams’ trademark hardware, with heavy curb-link necklaces, chain vests and chunky rings.


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