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Givenchy: Is Riccardo Tisci ready to depart?

             Some well known critics are calling it the show of the season.  Really? I would like to think "a show of the season" has a lot more to offer than rehashed stuff from former outings. He's been at the helm of Givenchy for 8 years, not 15. Should he have at least waited for the 10 year mark?  Well, not necessarily, even though it would have made more sense.
It feels this collection is just blatantly aiming to resell past hits; which of course, is not a bad move commercially speaking.
        Fashion is, supposedly, about bringing in the new, the now, and making it timeless (like Philo at Céline), not going back in (recent) time to redo old clothes. This just feels like when it's Sunday afternoon and you are too tired from cooking all week, so you throw together all the leftovers from the past few days (plus a few more ingredients) for dinner. Sometimes, surprisingly, it ends up being tastier (even if not original) than the initial dishes. Food analogies apart, this is sort of what went on at Givenchy.
     Recreating the Haute Couture tulle embroidered skirt for ready-to-wear was a brilliant idea, just add the famous best selling sweatshirts and belt them with what looks like a mountain climbing rope and metal loop buckle and you've got instant street style favorites. I can already hear the cash registers go "cha-ching". The color-striped python boots, half-zipped biker jackets turned into corsets,  pretty paisleys, Victorian flower prints and plaid shirts will surely become sought after by Tisci for Givenchy fans. This was also one of the few shows that offered outerwear other than the ubiquitous oversize coat: points for that. Still, it's hard to consider it a hit collection when something as essential as the feeling of novelty is missing.
            Let's not forget Givenchy skipped Haute Couture this January. Is this presentation and that recent absence a sign that Tisci is failing to come up with something new? or is he ready to depart?

GIVENCHY Haute Couture Spring Summer 2012

Blame it on Downton Abbey,  the upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby or movies like The Artist and Midnight in Paris, but designers clearly didn't leave the 20's and 30's glam inspirations at the ready to wear runways. For Haute Couture, Riccardo Tisci also took a cue from Art Deco era movies and twisted them in his own somber way to construct a lavish, detail-rich ten look collection.

(Click to see the collection in pictures large enough to appreciate the details. Looking at Couture without details is like seeing a 3D movie without the glasses, it loses it purpose completely. It might take a while to load but it's worth the wait.)

Givenchy Printemps Été 2012

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