Riccardo Tisci takes an exploration into his maximalist side for Fall 2016, hitting his go-to religious iconography—in a brand new way—and remixing it with hits of leopard, fur and avian prints—while maintaining an eye for cool go-tos like black pencil skirts and trousers.
Givenchy showed in an intimate format, placing a wooden maze in Le Carreau du Temple, with just a single row of benches for celebs, buyers, stylists and editors—a vast distinction from last season’s show in New York where an entire structure was erected on the West Side Highway at dusk. The close-up format allowed an eagle-eye look at pieces that emphasize details like gilded buttons and leopard print lapels.
A steady diet of all-black and white Givenchy from season’s past is remixed with snakeskin boots and an Egyptian or Native Americana look at the natural world—birds, wings, an evil eye motif. All of it spiritual in nature—a hieroglyphic approach to fashion story telling.
A striped green and black midi skirt is paired with a printed top and leopard coat for a new distinctive Ricardo Tisci aesthetic—maintaining an inarguable cool while inviting in texture and pattern.
Givenchy held a VIPs only show—from Bradley Cooper to Kanye West—but skipped the pomp and circumstance of the full and celeb and who’s who front row of last season. It helped usher in what feels like a fresh new moment for the brand—one where gilded accents, bird wing jackets and floor length furs feel right on time.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US