Saturday, July 23, 2011
Givenchy: Couture Detail
The one couture show that seems to break out more than all of them has to be the work of Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. This season he continued to play with the idea of detail on the garments which made them one of a kind piece, taking 8 months to complete the garments. Couture is much different from the ready to wear (RTW) collection; they are not made for what’s on trend but more for the consumers who values timeless pieces of clothing. Givenchy is known for the exceptional detail and craftsmanship that goes into the clothes. Unlike other fashion houses Givenchy has stopped producing a large fashion show for couture and concentrated primarily on the clothing by doing a small presentation for editors and fashion insiders.
This is a small collection of ten looks, but very strong detailed ten looks. There is a sense of purity and lightness in the clothes, fundamentally from the white and sheer motif in the clothes. All of this seems completely different from the darkness and gothic style we are accustomed on seeing from Tisci, but this is a couture vision that speaks from his heart. It’s truly hard to believe all of this work has been done by hand, stitch by stitch and Tisci is one designer who creative mind will continue to fascinate every fashion lover.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Givenchy