March 1, 2007

f/w 07.08 paris: givenchy.

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i haven’t always been on board with givenchy. since it’s revival by LVMH, they’ve instilled john galliano, then alexander mcqueen and horrifically, julien macdonald. riccardo tisci’s tendency’s tend to run more goth than elegant, and i always felt his aesthetic was running the opposite of what the house was built on. with his s/s couture show and this fall collection, he’s found a refinement in his work, and has found a way to marry his darker side with more elegance and modernity.

the looks in mostly navy, cream and tan, included cropped melton peacoats, high waist wide leg trousers, traditional suits worn with thin leather halters, deep v-neck wrap dresses, thick wool pleated sweaters, fur vests, ankle length button front skirts, knee length coats with an anchor belt, and halter silk colorblock dresses. some of the dresses featured couture like touches like micropleated halters, asymetrical hemlines and built in gold necklaces.

some of my favorite pieces were the black jersey dresses: one with a single shoulder with one huge sleeve, one in layered jersey and one in a tulip hem sleeveless turtleneck, all worn with white tights and open toe lace up pumps. i also loved the net overlay versions, worn thigh high leather boots.

in a few of the pics, i see some very lovely bags…a friend of mine has been coveting the nightingale, so hopefully this new bag will be a boon for the house.

pics from catwalking