Givenchy Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2013
Riccardo Tisci presented a wonderful collection yesterday where he mixed serenity and edge into something special. His references were the Sixties and the archives of the Givenchy-house for the shapes. He also took inspiration from nuns for the purity and lightness.
And it all came together: ecclesiastical through the colors (baby blue, white and black), the feeling of restraint (signalled by rivets holding waists and shoulders in place and worn around necks as chokers), and through the shapes – which played on covering up.
Tisci’s catholic backround turned up in the priest collars on his sixties shifts, in the voluminous bishop sleeves on a striking black jacke, in the split skirts worn with crisp, dry blazers and pants, like church vestments.