Saturday, September 12, 2015

Runway Report: Givenchy Spring/Summer 2016 RTW

Givenchy SS16 RTW
As I said earlier, last night Riccardo Tisci showcased the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2016 RTW collection to a star-studded audience in New York City. Tisci worked with friend and artist Marina Abromovic to stage the show. The two knew that the date of the show was a somber one in NYC, it fell on the 14th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, and worked together to almost pay homage but in a non-literal way. Ambrovic designed a set that was made completely of recycled materials and debris. She then soundtracked the show to the sounds of music from six different religions to bridge gaps and "unite people without discrimination." The performances, as well as the hour long wait for the show to start, made attendees sit back and think about taking things slow, actually appreciating what is going on around them and just reflect. As for the clothes themselves Riccardo took the chance to reflect himself. The collection was a rebirth of some of the most successful hits that Tisci has had over his 10 year tenure at the house. Over a thousand guests in person, and many more via the livestream, took in what I believe has been the most amazing Givenchy collection on forever. The palette of black, white, gold, and silver was a reflection without being trendy. 88 looks came strutting down the runway, and surprisingly only 2 models fell during the course of the show going up and down stacks of recycled shipping palettes. I loved that Tisci showed his latest RTW collection but also showcased new menswear as wells a reflection of Haute Couture as well. Joan Smalls stepped on to the runway wearing a black velvet version of am ombre purple gown that Zoe Saldana wore to the 2010 Academy Awards. We also saw a gown Anne Hathaway wore to the 'Les Miserables' world premiere. While I am not an advocate for red carpet reruns I would love to see that black velvet ball gown that Joan Smalls slayed the runway in on the red carpet. A deconstructed pointy toed boot was the shoe style of choice which we saw in a bevy of colors and in varying levels of construction. I strongly urge you to take the time to watch the runway show because it was like a religious experience to me.

See all my favorite looks from Spring/Summer 2016 over on Pinterest.

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