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July 31, 2013 3:21 pm Photographed by Givenchy

Givenchy Resort 2014

By Damian

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Citing the Holly Hobbie doll’s layered patchwork clothing as a reference point for resort, Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy’s creative director, realized his inspiration by adding a ruffled peplum effect to a variety of silhouettes. This included a gabardine trenchcoat, a chocolate brown leather top that was paired with a printed tapered skirt, and a denim dress — all executed to perfection. His photo prints stunned and were seen in two floral options, as well as in a spectacular floral confetti burst. “It was so full of print, which is becoming a sign of Givenchy,” Tisci said to WWD. “I wanted to develop that, and deliver a collection that was part Gypsy and dolly.” The outcome was both.


Opening looks included various white lace ensembles (a particular standout was the corset dress worn over pants), which led up to a neutral trench with a floral lined collar and lapel — offering a hint of the colorful prints that followed. We then saw a green and pink floral printed strapless dress shown over slim pants, the same print in a jacket and pant combination, a floral print dress covered with a leather bomber jacket, followed by numerous peplum looks, and ending with a black jacket and a black, oversized, flared out pant for evening.

Collars and cuffs were completed in combinations of sparkling crystals, mother of pearl, obsidian (volcanic glass formed as an igneous rock), and onyx. Just stunning! His color palette consisted of white, taupe, navy, black and gold and he played with a variety of fabrics, including cotton poplin, leather and textured lace, presenting a brilliant, wearable collection. Strappy white, black and printed pumps with concaved heels and peep toe ankle boots in white lace, black leather and various prints (the same used in the apparel) finished the looks.

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