Givenchy’s spring 2011 couture showing gives way to another presentation this season with ten looks by designer Riccardo Tisci. Unique to the showing was a cast of all Asian models including Shu Pei, Ming Xi, Tao Okamoto, Hye Rim Park, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Jiang Xiao Yi, Ai Tominaga, So Young Kang and Du Juan. Perhaps the casting can be attributed the Eastern influence of the collection found in the delicate folds, structured shapes and warrior like headpieces inspired by Japanese artwork.
Givenchy brings some color into pre-fall with an austere collection made for the fashion conscious. Continuing with its t motif and use of sheer materials, Givenchy presents a collection of contrast–severe looks and uninhibited glamour combine for a story of gradient hues and structured silhouettes.
Givenchy’s spring 2011 campaign goes black and white with its leopard print western inspired looks taking on a ghostly influence lensed by Mert and Marcus. Starring Mariacarla Boscono, Natasha Poly, Daphne Groenveld and Iris Strubegger, the haunting images place focus on it’s sheer materials and dynamic prints.
Givenchy’s spring 2011 campaign has hit the web and stars Riccardo Tisci muse Daphne Groeneveld and albino model Stephen Thompson. Lensed by Mert & Marcus, the duo poses in stark black and white imagery. (WWD)
The spring outing from Givenchy was dark–not that it comes as any surprise with Riccardo Tisci’s well known gothic aesthetic. This season, however, brought an introduction of leopard, zippers and sheer pants. Among sharply tailored blazers, cross motifs, ruffles and billowing silhouettes also made an appearance on the runway culminating in a distinctly somber yet visionary collection.
After an early preview, we finally have a full look at the fall advertisements from Givenchy. Starring an all star group of models including Mariacarla Boscono, Catherine McNeil, Malgosia Bela and Joan Smalls, the campaign is complemented by its strong color palette, bold casting and a focus on the label’s sleek clothing. Photographed by Mert & Marcus, it is by far one of the most memorable campaigns of the season with its fusion of womenswear and menswear.
Givenchy’s fall haute couture collection garnered a more intimate gathering this season with a special presentation consisting of ten looks with ten models. Riccardo Tisci, the label’s creative director, said of the change, “I want to make couture even more special than it is, and not just another catwalk show.” Gone are the black ensembles and dramatic makeup which are replaced with neutral shades and ornate details of lace and fringe. Topping off the look are sleek silhouettes and tailored jackets.
Photographed by Mert & Marcus once more, Givenchy is the first major fashion house to reveal their upcoming fall 2010 campaign. Creating a world where Riccardo Tisci’s menswear and womenswear can co-exist, the season features a special campaign moment with the debut of the designer’s former fit model, Lea T., who happens to be a transsexual. Appearing alongside Mariacarla Boscono, Malgosia Bela, Catherine McNeil, Simon Nessman, Jonathan Marquez and Paolo Rolden, Lea rounds out a wonderfully diverse cast that is sure to be remembered for quite the inspiring campaign. (WWD)