September 22, 2016
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of Givenchy
Lodz, Poland – Combining the signature black with the delicacy and with the innocence of white, the French fashion house Givenchy presented a more meaningful collection for Spring/Summer 2016. The depth and aura of the tragic events of September 11th.
Away from the desperation of the moaning, dark and creepy Parisian styles that Riccardo Tisci has championed since his tenor at Givenchy, we finally find welcoming peace and hope with the symbolic white soft dresses. He combines different feelings, moods and textures to find a new order. One can see a diverse variety of forms, textures, lengths and ideas.
The tops recall of lingerie and nightdresses with lace finishing, bows, small straps and shimmering satin used. We can see delicate tunics, skirts and cocktail dresses. All combined with chic tailed tuxedo jackets, over-sized kimono coats and decorated with embroideries sheer, organdy coats. The garments mix with dramatic, tailored pants.
The collection ranges from casual items one can wear straight from the runway to the striking, decorative long dresses ideal to major events. They move from monumental straight lines to complex asymmetry even with military inspirations. The innocent delicacy hits the dark side of romanticism. The color aire black, white, cream and ivory in few garments with golden embroideries. The accessories are lace-up stilettos and necklaces.
A superb mixture of creative ideas, depth and fine craftsmanship the collection is sure one of the strongest fashion statements so far.