Riccardo Tisci celebrates a decade of being at Givenchy while paying respect to the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Text: Christina-Maria Kravvari
Ticci had enlisted his dear friend, performance artist, Marina Abramovic to collaborate in producing a magnificent set for the show beside New York’s Hudson River which was made entirely from recycled materials whilst performance artists positioned across the multi-storey space. In honour of the date, Riccardo’s message was one of inclusivity and love, with hymns and prayers spanning several cultures and religions.
Ticci was in a jubilant mood. 2015 marks his tenth year at the helm of the House of Givenchy, where he decided to break custom by inviting members of the general public to help him celebrate. More than 800 of them joined fashion industry insiders and A-list celebrities in the stands to watch the Givenchy Ready-to-wear runway show for S/S 2016.
The Givenchy Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear show was a moody and romantic b&w palette of luxe silks and lace. The monochrome collection consisted of silk, lace-trimmed slips, loose trousers, pinstripe suits and reinventions of previous couture creations. There was a clear mixing of femininity with the traditional tropes of menswear tailoring. Lace and silk nightdress slips were worn with wide leg trousers and tuxedo jackets, whilst elaborate evening gowns were given punch with striking structural constructs.
Tisci continued his penchant for an edgy face appendage, crystal jewels were worn at the top of the nose, whilst some model’s visages were covered completely either in lace appliqué or golden bedecked face masks.
Photos : Monica Feudi