On the occasion of Matthew M. William’s second show for Givenchy, the Creative Director takes what is apparently ordinary and makes it extraordinary, applying haute couture sensibility to the archetypes of daily wear. Structured and essential silhouettes paraded on La Défense transparent catwalk showing that key interlace between luxury and functionality that resides at the core of Matthew M. William’s work. Bold and pure, the collection is based on opposite and complimentary materials: consumed effect denim embrace paillettes and precious pearls, celebrating Hubert de Givenchy’s sense of decorative practicality and showing Matthew’s attentive exploration of the Maison Archives. Wool ruffles dresses get a sporty twist through masterful chromatic and texture choices. Matthew M. Williams’s silhouettes are fluid structures defined by a pragmatic palette: brown, green hues, heavy black. Familiarity and rigor are the prism used by Givenchy to narrate the new contemporary archetypes.