The new Fall/Winter 2012 Givenchy collection went back to the classic Ricardo Tisci aesthetic of morbid and nocturnal. The makeup on the models was moody and dark compared to the previous sun kissed surfer themed collection from Spring.
Some pieces were reintroduced this season from the Pre-Fall collection, like the rain boots, color palette, and paneling. There is always something that will catch anyone’s eye from every Givenchy collection. I think that is what makes it so appealing. You can click through the collection below.
Whenever I see Givenchy each season, the first thing that pops into my head is the song The Double by We Fell to Earth. The dark theological theme each season just goes well with the melancholic vibe of the song, in my opinion.
For this season, the theme was still as prominent as in the previous ones. He incorporated the theme into his other inspirations of Minotaurs and Americana (hence all the stars and stripes). Ricardo Tisci does such a great job incorporating the theme with other inspirations, they never look confused or that they are clashing. The bomber jackets are great. I also love all the denim this season (something that is rare from such a high fashion men’s brand from Paris). There was also no shortage of kilts this season just like the other ones. You can see all the kilts and denim in all their glory below. You can also join in discussions about high end brands in our community here.
Givenchy went from the ocean of the Spring collection to the woods for Pre-Fall 2012. He replaced the shark teeth necklaces with antlers (favorite piece). The detail and color palette in this collection is just amazing. I love all the earth tones and reds.
While everyone opted for the cocoon oversized coats (love them), Ricardo Tisci went the opposite with clean, slim silhouettes. There was nothing that didn’t fit the models impeccably, even those interesting rain boots paired with each look. Each piece was tailored just right. You can check out some of the looks below.
Rihanna was caught on her way out of Whisky Mist nightclub in London, England. She wore a Givenchy shirt with a pair of Alexander Wang Leather Cummerbund Trackpants. This whole look is amazing. I love that everything was kept slouchy, but dressed up with the shoes.
I especially love the pants and jacket. They are some really great pieces that I think can be worn everyday and comfortably. Sometimes the clothing Rihanna wears tends to be very out there and uncomfortable, but these don’t. You can click here to purchase these pants at the Alexander Wang website for $1250.
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