Special preview of the Spring 2022 Pre-Collection to begin on July 16th, 2021.
Givenchy is pleased to announce that it will premiere selected pieces from its Spring 2022 Pre-collection, produced in collaboration with the guest artist Chito, through a special preview starting worldwide on July 16th, 2021.
Long a friend and fan, Creative Director Matthew M. Williams invited the Seattle-born, Mexico-based artist to develop airbrush graphics and bring his idioms to the Givenchy bestiary especially for this. Conceived as a celebration of individual style, a series of iconic pieces — from t-shirts and jackets to accessories — features fresh spins on House emblems alongside idiosyncratic Chito characters such as his cartoon dog, a symbol of protection and loyalty, rendered in the artist’s ever-evolving aerographic style.
“Coming from creating unique pieces with airbrushed embellishments on rare objects and garments, and now being able to bring them to the world is something special in itself,” said Chito. “Only Givenchy would be able to make that happen.”
Chito’s Truehearted, a Pop-inspired motif of a girl with a heart, appears on pieces for women and men, for example on t-shirts, a zip-up silk shirt, sweaters, hoodies and Bermudas. The artist’s 4G Heart — a fusion of the Givenchy DNA and the artist’s signature — appears in contrasting colors on a t-shirt, hoodie, or windbreaker.
styles, in pink and white jacquard, black, or red; Truehearted on white leather city sneakers, and Marshmallow slides in black with a contrasting 4G emblem. A heart-shaped leather bag, a silver water bottle with a red leather strap, and baseball caps bring a jaunty touch to any outfit.
As a special part of this collaboration, Chito hijacked the iconic RIMOWA carry-on, here featured in silver, embellishing it with unique and different artworks.
The Givenchy collaboration with Chito for the Spring 2022 Pre-Collection will launch on WeChat in China on July 9th and roll out to Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com on July 16th.