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GivenchySpring Summer 2015 Paris

Runway Review
9/28/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Deeming oneself a pupil of the Givenchy aesthetic isn't too far-fetched: the iconic brand has a rich and storied history with lots to dig into and uncover. Riccardo Tisci's Spring collection harked back to a decade ago when he was first installed at the fashion house: a time when he wasn't worshiped the way he is now and when he had an equal amount of cynics and aficionados. Leather, an abundance of crosses, a rock and roll spirit, and loads of lace were all brimming over in the assortment - all Tisci signatures.

A dangerous and fierce group of sirens stomped down the runway, strapped into edgy leather trousers, boudoir-ready corsets, and pants designed with absolutely no wiggle room. Sexy open-toe, thigh-high boots anchored the looks. The color palette was pretty much exclusively black: in true Givenchy fashion.

Naturally, the models made it look convincing and effortless - not the same kind of ease that would come freely to the average woman. And though the brand has become a household name, dressing the average woman isn't what Tisci had in mind.

Though the palette was dark and romantic, there were some delicate moments with corset bodices giving way to lace flare skirts, bejeweled collars, frothy white lace mini skirts, and a blush pink pleated dress with a plunging neckline and flirty ruffle detailing. A lace and drawstring accented LBD was red carpet ready, while a poet sleeve frock fell languidly off the shoulders with grace and precision. A black and white embroidered collarless jacket and playsuit combination was the perfect blend of flirt and sex appeal.

A collection steeped in a rock and roll sensibility would be nothing without studs, thus the edgy embellishment was present on the leather trim of a sleeveless vest, practical tops, blended with lace on frocks highlighted by fringe, and skinny wrap belts. Mesh dresses with the decoration were equal parts sporty and badass and a tiered, elbow sleeve LBD with the adornment was practically made for a chic and cutting-edge industry affair.

Functionality is never missing from a Givenchy lineup and it was presented here with an array of trouser styles: leather and high-waisted paired with athletic-inspired lace-up blouses, with contrast trim coupled with a cropped leather jacket, unadorned and combined with sheer cross motif tops, and in jean form gone glam with a glossy fringe and jewel-encrusted top. A black lace blouse matched with black bottoms on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was one of the most down-to-earth ensembles in the collection, while a simple pair cinched at the waist and teamed with a poet-sleeve shirt exuded a retro sensuality.

Givenchy is committed to the classic stripe and those were on display on a lace-up and lace collarless coat, diaphanous blouses, breezy frocks, and ruffle-accented mini skirts. A cropped, cold-shoulder jacket in the timeless pattern made quite the head-turning twosome along with a sexy frock in the same print.

The offerings were a fanciful fusion of rocker chic, fantasy, and a Gothic mood: not likely to be executed as well by anyone else who wasn't in possession of Tisci's fierce and sharp point of view. It was a study in bold and ferocious elegance - not for the faint of heart but downright pretty if you ask us.

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9/28/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Deeming oneself a pupil of the Givenchy aesthetic isn't too far-fetched: the iconic brand has a rich and storied history with lots to dig into and uncover. Riccardo Tisci's Spring collection harked back to a decade ago when he was first installed at the fashion house: a time when he wasn't worshiped the way he is now and when he had an equal amount of cynics and aficionados. Leather, an abundance of crosses, a rock and roll spirit, and loads of lace were all brimming over in the assortment - all Tisci signatures.

A dangerous and fierce group of sirens stomped down the runway, strapped into edgy leather trousers, boudoir-ready corsets, and pants designed with absolutely no wiggle room. Sexy open-toe, thigh-high boots anchored the looks. The color palette was pretty much exclusively black: in true Givenchy fashion.

Naturally, the models made it look convincing and effortless - not the same kind of ease that would come freely to the average woman. And though the brand has become a household name, dressing the average woman isn't what Tisci had in mind.

Though the palette was dark and romantic, there were some delicate moments with corset bodices giving way to lace flare skirts, bejeweled collars, frothy white lace mini skirts, and a blush pink pleated dress with a plunging neckline and flirty ruffle detailing. A lace and drawstring accented LBD was red carpet ready, while a poet sleeve frock fell languidly off the shoulders with grace and precision. A black and white embroidered collarless jacket and playsuit combination was the perfect blend of flirt and sex appeal.

A collection steeped in a rock and roll sensibility would be nothing without studs, thus the edgy embellishment was present on the leather trim of a sleeveless vest, practical tops, blended with lace on frocks highlighted by fringe, and skinny wrap belts. Mesh dresses with the decoration were equal parts sporty and badass and a tiered, elbow sleeve LBD with the adornment was practically made for a chic and cutting-edge industry affair.

Functionality is never missing from a Givenchy lineup and it was presented here with an array of trouser styles: leather and high-waisted paired with athletic-inspired lace-up blouses, with contrast trim coupled with a cropped leather jacket, unadorned and combined with sheer cross motif tops, and in jean form gone glam with a glossy fringe and jewel-encrusted top. A black lace blouse matched with black bottoms on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was one of the most down-to-earth ensembles in the collection, while a simple pair cinched at the waist and teamed with a poet-sleeve shirt exuded a retro sensuality.

Givenchy is committed to the classic stripe and those were on display on a lace-up and lace collarless coat, diaphanous blouses, breezy frocks, and ruffle-accented mini skirts. A cropped, cold-shoulder jacket in the timeless pattern made quite the head-turning twosome along with a sexy frock in the same print.

The offerings were a fanciful fusion of rocker chic, fantasy, and a Gothic mood: not likely to be executed as well by anyone else who wasn't in possession of Tisci's fierce and sharp point of view. It was a study in bold and ferocious elegance - not for the faint of heart but downright pretty if you ask us.


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