In an entirely fuchsia room with fluorescent lights around the ceiling, Ricardo Tisci presented Givenchy Fall 2016 menswear and his Spring 2016 haute couture at Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Despite the overwhelming pink scene, there wasn’t any pink in the actual collection, hence there were a lot of black and brown of the rose-gold ornaments and studs adorning a line-up of suits and jackets.
The collection filled with Givenchy signatures: Americana, sequins, and streetwear influences. This season Tisci infused new twists too. He draws upon the idea of Americana in all its glory, featuring a Wild West aesthetic in a form of fringed jackets, burnt tones, leather outerwear, and loosely-tied American flag bandanas around the models necks. The logo star print which Tisci introduced for Spring 2016 reappers this season in various shades of grey with superimposed graphics.
The collection also shows a nod towards vintage band tees. Various graphics inspired by Iron Maiden and Nirvana merchandise are printed onto pieces like jackets and peacoats. And if you needed further proof that bomber jackets are going to be the outerwear of the season, Givenchy’s bomber jacket with distinct designs and graphic should convince you, because there were a lot of them in this collection.
A parade of women’s haute couture looks were also included in the show. Coming down the runway were Lineisy Montero, Sarah Brannon, Lexi Boling, Kris Gottschalk, and more of Tisci’s favorite muses. The highlight from the women’s haute couture collection was gleaming elements, which were shown in fully sequined and beaded gowns in gold, chartreuse, and jet black. These appearance of Givenchy women’s haute couture added yet another twist to the show.
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