I THINK I’M TURNING JAPANESE
For his couture collection for Givenchy this season, designer Riccardo Tisci was inspired by the recent passing of founding father of Japanese Butoh, dancer Kazuo Ohno. Ohno’s haunting grace was transformed into a series of pale gowns, intricately adorned with pearls, beads, and wing motifs. The backs of each garment revealed a shocking swath of neon (visible at the shoulders on some pieces), and outsize sci-fi headgear gave the collection a futuristic undertone.
Color: Ethereal pales with pops of neon
Key Items: Floor-length gowns / Sleeveless hourglass-shaped jackets
Materials: Extra-fine tulle / Accordion-pleated silk / Delicate lace and chiffon / Quilted silks
Details + Trim: Extended kimono sleeves / Fabric appliqués / Pearls / Tufts of ostrich feathers / Intricate beading / Peplums
Accessories + Footwear: Sci-fi Helmets / Platform strappy sandals
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