May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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Paris: Bleached brows and bustiers made for a sexy ‘Tyrolean meets rock ‘n’ roll’ look at Givenchy as Riccardo Tisci went hell for leather quite literally. Lacy overlays, lacing, studs and grommets were just a few of the elements that made up the intricately crafted pieces sent down the catwalk. There was little need for colour with a collection so detailed, so Tisci stayed true to his favoured natural colour palette, restrained to white, black and chestnut brown. Cropped and fitted skirts were worn with thigh-high leather boots and slim-cut souvenir jackets offered a welcome heaviness. This was a stellar collection that will no doubt influence wider commercial trends to come. –Elle Hankinson
Silhouette: Bohemian / Bodycon / A-line / Mini proportions
Key Items: Souvenir jackets / Sleeveless coats / Gladiator dresses / Laced tops / All-in-ones / Boxy mini sets / Poet sleeve blouses / Ruffle dresses / High-waisted skinny trousers and jeans
Colour: Black / White / Chestnut / Metallic bronze / Blush
Print & Pattern: Crucifixes / Star prints / Bold stripes
Materials & Knits: Leather / Lace / Silk chiffon / Denim / Lurex fringe / Lacing / Grommets / Studs / Jeweled appliqué
Footwear: Thigh-high open-toe leather boots / Thigh-high leather boots with cross-tie fronts
Accessories: Skinny striped scarves / Crossover messenger bags
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