Riccardo Tisci, known for deep-toned, dark and mysterious collections, lightened the mood for next summer with soft pastels juxtaposed with loose, masculine shapes. To open the show, loose-fitting, double-breasted jackets with curved sleeves were matched with straight-legged trousers for a simple, androgynous look. Givenchy’s focus on clean, structured minimalism played with necklines by changing the shape and style on each piece while keeping the body simple and elegant.
Victorian-style blouses from the autumn/winter 2012/13 collections were updated with gold-coloured metal neck clasps reminiscent of African and Asian tribal jewellery. Continuing the gold detailing theme, asymmetric dresses were accessorised with gold attachments, lending an air of toughness, while the multi-length skirts featured gold edging around the waist, reinforcing the strong, rigid metal’s contrast with the feminine silhouettes.
Fabrics across the collection were light and airy: mesh, satin, tulle and chiffon. As the runway show took up a softer theme, models showcased sheer tops and satin ruffled dresses alongside asymmetric-hemmed tops matched with slender trousers for a chic, classic evening look.
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