Paris Fashion Week: Givenchy Autumn / Winter 2012-13
Giddy up fashion lovers because Riccardo Tisci wants to take you on a ride! The Givenchy designer saddled up for the unveiling of his Autumn / Winter 2012-13 collection this week with strong references to equestrian, Guy Bourdin and Paris in the 1970s.
For the horsey aspect, he sent models down the runway in riding jackets, loose jodhpurs, leather chaps, and thigh-high tall boots. Leather coats were quite intimidating with oversized flaps and capes. But this wasn't any garb for the lady who likes to trot about on her pony, it was aimed squarely at those who like to gallop in the fast lane.
In contrast, Tisci also stepped away from the leathers and chaps to present silky lingerie slip dresses which featured lace embroidery and delicate pleats. Each boudoir-inspired piece was accessorised with a brightly coloured belt, satin choker and super-long black gloves. With strong dark lips and eyes, this look bordered on Gothic and just that little bit creepy.