May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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New York: Inspired by a photo of Hubert de Givenchy muse Bettina, designer Riccardo Tisci presented a collection centered around what he called a “gypsy” look. Though there was a plethora of paisley, Tisci’s take on the style didn’t involve the typical Stevie Nicks-style frumpy layers and flowing fabrics. Instead, the clothes looked precise and put-together, many featuring sharp tailoring. For some pieces, including the striking opening look, the paisley was pieced with stark white and black, creating eye-catching geometric patterns. Most long sleeves were slashed to the shoulder, giving tops and jackets a cape-like effect; zippers on sleeves offered the option for closure on some items. A lone denim-on-denim look featured a boxy top with cardboard-stiff short sleeves and a pair of culottes. The most traditionally “gypsy” items were dropped-rise jodhpurs and a pair of scarf-printed, floor-sweeping dresses that closed the collection, but all in all, Tisci’s take on the bohemian style was true to his edgy aesthetic. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Long and slim / Broad-shouldered / Boxy
Color: Cerulean / Bright red / Royal blue / Gold / Optic white / Black
Key Items: Pieced paisley tops / Harem pants / Jackets with slashes sleeves / Printed shifts
Materials: Printed CDC / Printed charmeuse / Silk twill / Leather / Neoprene / Printed chiffon / Swiss dot
Print + Pattern: Paisley / Scarf motifs / Geometric shapes created by piecing
Details + Trim: Piecing / Slashed sleeves / Zippers / Dropped rises / Extra-wide short sleeves / Ruching
Accessories + Footwear: Woven leather belts / Woven leather pouches / Boxy clutches / Leather duffle bags / Beaded evening bags / Flat studded oxfords / Ankle strap sandals / Open-toe lace-up knee-high and ankle boots / Open-toe high-heeled loafers
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