Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Tisci's Victorian gypsy

photo © by Luca Cannonieri/InDigital/GoRunway
”I was like a gypsy, always recycling old clothes...”
declared Givenchy's creative director, Italian designer
Riccardo Tisci, after the recent Paris fashion week
show happily looking back at the eight busy years
he spent breathing new life into the exclusive French 
house, making reference to his initial ferreting
around the extensive archives left over by 
founder Hubert de Givenchy.


The brand's AW 13-14 collection smartly flaunts
”the strength of gypsies meeting the romanticism of
a Victorian feeling to celebrate women”
through
darkly romantic florals onto bomber and biker jackets,
paillette-encrusted sweatshirts and amazing sheer
ankle-length ruffled skirts printed or embroidered
along hem and hips emphasizing its 
'Victorian gypsy' spirit.


RiccardoTisci is a designer who's always able to
integrate his haute couture education into his RTW
garments with a lavish personal take on streetwear
focusing his attention on the waist using zippered
padded waistbands and even elastic utility ropes,
dramatic looking sashes worn upon sleek bombers,
perfectos and biker jackets in several
feminine variations.


Walking the runway with striped snakeskin boots on,
the hair wrapped up in colorful curls, models introduced
a whole parade of looks in the designer's elegant mix
of pop & luxe made of wallpaper florals and paisleys,
Disney's Bambi prints, polka dots, Renaissance 
imagery and Tisci's favorite plaids.
Everything's hunky-dory at Givenchy.

catwalk images © by GoRunway/InDigital

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