May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: In fashion’s game of musical chairs, Riccardo Tisci is sitting firm at Givenchy, where it was recently announced he has extended his contract as the brand reportedly moves into “expansion mode”. In his eight year tenure, the young designer has completely reinvented the Parisian house and each season brings another surefooted collection that evolves Tisci’s sexy-cool signatures organically, while keeping things compelling with some fresh eye candy. For F/W 13, Tisci built on the success of his graphic sweatshirts with a mash-up of Disney’s Bambi motifs and Fiorucci-esque renaissance imagery, knowingly teamed with bejeweled pencil skirts. The biker jacket was the star of the show, coming in velvet, sparking bouclé and quilted leather variations; deconstructed into bodices and peplums, extended into jumpsuits, and rendered feminine in florals. In contrast was a patchwork peasant dress moment that made more of those gorgeous rose prints and wallpaper florals, and paired back with fur chubbies, baroque bomber jackets, and zippered perfectos. It was another display of Tisci’s magical mix of pop, utility and luxury, cleverly providing both the entry-level cult items and Rhianna red carpet options that a modern luxury house is built on. — Natalie Shukur
Silhouette: Motorcycle / Peasant / Fit & Flare
Color: Black / Rose red / White / Fawn / Gold / Amber / Khaki / Rust / Walnut
Key Items: Biker jackets / Graphic sweatshirts / Pencil skirts / Sheer blouses / Silk shirts / Jumpsuits / Fur chubbies / Layered peasant dresses / Bomber jackets / Velvet boot-cut pants / Trumpet skirts / Duffle coats & jackets / Ribbed wool sweaters / Lace Paillette-encrusted sweatshirts / Long, sheer beaded & embroidered skirts
Materials: Jersey / Leather / Velvet / Bouclé / Lurex / Organza / Lace / Fur / Cotton
Print + Pattern: Disney Bambi motifs / Rose print / Wallpaper florals / Polka dots / Renaissance photo imagery / Tartan / Baroque prints / Patchwork / Collage placement prints / Paisley
Details + Trim: Ribbing / Press studs / Zippers / Frilly cuffs / Paillette / Ruffles / Shirring / Waist-cinchers / Duffel fastenings / Rope utility belts / Patch pockets / Chain link / Beading
Accessories + Footwear: Striped python ankle boots / Leather ankle boots / Spiky cuffs / Waist belts / Jeweled clutches / Pin-curled and painted hair
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