Fall/Winter 2013/14 Womenswear Collection.
Paying homage to the gypsy in all women, Riccardo Tisci revisits the signature shapes and silhouettes of the past by digging into the Givenchy archives and reworking it to make it appropriate for what’s on trend today – bold feminine looks and prints which look good anywhere.
Looking at the gypsy aethetics borrowing men’s clothes but adding femininity in cutting and mixing them with women’s pieces, Riccardo Tisci creates a collection constantly playing with the feminine and the masculine. Biker jackets, bomber jackets, sweatshirts and collar-less duffle coats are paired with under-the-knee skirts and flowy balloonshaped dresses. Delicate flounces, graceful ruffles and micro-pleats animate blouses, shirts and dresses.
Graphic patchworks of fabrics and prints reveal elaborate techniques of construction and a contrasting take on textures. The sensuality of lace or silk chiffon is reworked in a mosaic-like geometry. Flower-printed flannel, rose-painted chunky tweed and paisley jacquard are paired with lumberjack checked shirts, Madonna-printed velvet and shark jaws men’s prints. Embroidered tulle and chiffon display stars, large sequins and crystals.
Sharp boots show hand-stitched stripes of multi-coloured elaphe, python, whip snake or eel. Chain bracelets in palladium feature an engraved medal. Carrier straps are turned into braided leather or crystal pave belts.
Directional and modern, strong yet feminine, colourful yet low key, Givenchy re-establishes itself as a fashion force to be reckoned with in this collection.