Thursday, 14 June 2012

Resort 2013 Collection | GIVENCHY


A subtle gypsy spirit infused Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy Resort 2013 collection with silken paisley prints patchworked with geometric shapes in solid tones scarlet, black, white to create eye-popping visual drama, and the bias flamenco flounce of an evening dress off-setting the designer’s trademark laser-sharp tailoring.

Tisci focused on clothes designed to be mixed and mismatched so those prints could be worn together for eye-popping dazzle, or sobered up with severely cut tailored elements. Billowing sarouel pants in soft silks and a poncho top formed from two printed scarf rectangles were a foil to structured pieces like the wide-sleeved biker jackets in leather or washed denim that had an armorial, samurai edge to them.

Tisci’s great ideas included a hanging medieval sleeve that revealed most of the arm, and two ankle-length panels falling from the back of a shirt so that the sharply cropped jacket worn over it was transformed into a swallow-tail coat.

There was subtlety too, in touches that included the gold chain links edging the round neckline of a crepe top; in the nail-head studs that traced the low platform of an ironically open-toe high gladiator boot; and in the colored rhinestones that picked out the motif of the paisley-print envelope clutch.

The cast-metal HDG logo that fastens the new bag now spells House of Givenchy, (not Hubert); other strong accessories included an open-toe quasi-loafer heel, and a mannish, flat lace-up shoe that gave an edge to those gitane evening dresses in ethereal white point d’esprit net or those madcap paisley-and-stripe mixes.

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories 

Photos: Courtesy of Givenchy

Enjoy my previous Resort 2013 Collection post -

'Resort 2013 Collection | Michael Kors'

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