Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Givenchy Pre-Fall 2011

For the house of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci (my fave designer, might I add) has introduced a new emblem called the Obsedia. Touted as marrying "religious and military symbolism with a 1920's Deco feeling" by, Tisci seems to have refreshed his usual design aesthetic. What do I mean? Well, for one, we're used to red, black and white shades and brights from him, but for this collection, sans the few lilac pieces toward the end, it was all about brown in all its variations.
I suppose Tisci realizes that people want a new type of fashion, and in that respect, he superbly delivers. The location for the collection highlighted urbanity, but the pieces themselves seemed to emphasize something quite paradoxical- skirts and dresses were floor-length and/or pleated, suggesting modesty and suppressed sexuality. Outerwear was made from nylon, fur, faux leather, shearling and twill, emphasizing a masculine/feminine dichotomy through-out. All in all, another winning collection from Monsieur Tisci.

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