WGSN’s Catwalks Director picks her top shows of New York Fashion Week
New York: September the 11th, Freedom Tower and the inspiring atmosphere of Manhattan’s skyline – a perfect setting to what would become a thought provoking yet sensual presentation from the house of Givenchy. Tisci worked with Marina Abramovic in bringing the sense of inner self and the immediacy of one’s surrounds to provide a moment for reflection. He tapped in to this omnipresent love for “the importance of fashion as an expression of self and an outlet for emotion” in a feminine, evocative collection resembling lingerie pieces from a Victorian boudoir in a palette that was in itself, a quiet surrealist parody of contrasts – colour – black and white, the masculine tuxedo dressing with the feminine – lace, soft silky satins and androgynous materials. Tisci’s exquisite creations wrapped, tied and cascaded over languid trousers, or were worn under sartorial jackets, boudoir coats, and dramatic gowns – sensually cut, yet dramatic in overture. For all of the contrasts, this was a collection that provided a gentle moment for quiet contemplation – seemingly unforgettable.
Theme: Beauty, femininity and sheer emotion
Key Items: Tailored masculine jackets, Oversized trousers, Lace trimmed slip dresses, Evening gowns, Lace trimmed tunics, Cross bodice tops, Off-shoulder tops and dresses, Camisole tunics, Boudoir dresses, Feather trimmed gown, Sculpted coats, Shoulder baring tops
Colour: Black, White, Ivory
Print and Pattern: Pinstripe
Trims and Materials: Silk satin, Silk georgette, Crepe, Crystal and Metallic applique, Insets of lace and silk, Feathers