Safra

Musing: Givenchy RTW F/W 2010

In colour, culture, designer, Fashion, Fashion Heat, Good Look, Icon, In the Know, Legend on April 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm

It took a long time for me to realize this; Riccardo Tisci is my favorite designer of all time. He is to Givenchy what Nicolas Ghesquière is to Balenciaga – a second skin.

I adore his collections, yet they delve into the painful side of ugliness. But at the same time, they’re strikingly beautiful; angelic yet cold. Ultimately, even if there’s a piece you don’t like, it’s complemented with intricate detailing. It’s layered with Tisci’s passion, and that’s what makes Givenchy so captivating.

The black monochromatic palette was splattered in blood. Men wore skirts and women wore lace. This collection reminds me of the most sinister parts of gothic lifestyle. Those alley ways and night clubs where the people you’re most afraid of congregate. But at the same time, it’s the Goths  we draw the most inspiration from. They’re muses to designers like Tisci, and they wear their clothes with intensity, much like Tisci’s designs.

I’m not in awe with this man, I’m inspired by him.  As Tisci has found a home in Hubert de Givenchy’s fashion house, I have found a mentor in him.

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