GIVENCHY – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW
The Givenchy Fall 2012 collection focused on fierce tailoring with precise construction in crafting their take on traditional riding clothes that played with masculine and feminine elements. Riccardo Tisci named seemingly disparate ideas such as, “horse riding, Guy Bourdin, and Paris in the 70s,” as sources of influence on his fall collection. Equestrian was everywhere, in riding jackets, slouchy jodhpurs, knee-high boots, and even huge disc earrings meant to imitate horse’s blinders. But it was the 70s and Guy Bourdin influences that made this collection sharp, modern, and highly covetable, with peplums, lacy slips, and ruffled scarlet chiffon. Tisci, in his fall collection, has again reaffirmed Givenchy’s status as a cool, tough, and avant-garde fashion house.
Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine
Text by Emily Kirkpatrick