Riccardo Tisci proudly presented the Givenchy spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection in an idyllic plaza in front of Paris’s Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle on a reflective metallic runway adorned with balloon light fixtures. During Paris Fashion Week, runway shows outside can get pretty cold, so Givenchy provided silvery mylar wraps to all of the guests watching the runway.
As the runway presentation began, the crowd was treated to a variety of color combinations, patterns working beautifully well together and suits that stormed the runway with unbelievable tailoring and unexpected details from the top of the ensembles to the patent leather mules.
“It’s all about mandala, the strength of nature and the strength of spirituality,” Tisci stated backstage revealing the concept behind his spring and summer creations, adding that “it’s a different way to see the world.”
Guido Palau styled all the models for the Givenchy spring 2017 ready-to-wear show with low chignons, where all of the hair was super slick and very shiny. This worked well as a look matched with the natural makeup looks created by Pat McGrath. The look was very elevated, and could be done in a real life setting without being uncomfortable in the least, as both the hair and the makeup were incredibly flattering. A quick study of the hair and makeup makes it possible to duplicate the flawless.
The dresses featured geode and gemstone color dresses done as printed overlays over slip dresses. The suit-similar looks were the best part of the runway show. They were interesting, clever and moved beautifully down the runway. The tailoring was stunning, the shapes and silhouettes were complementary even with the oversized pockets. The drama of the overall shape was accentuating to the models figures.
Wide-leg pants are flattering and accentuate movement, as well as making the wearer look taller. These staples are already set to be a trend for spring 2017, so it is no surprise that Riccardo Tisci showed a few on the Givenchy spring 2017 runway.
Accessories included geode slice pendant necklaces, pastel colored socks and patent leather mules in a variety of colors. The designs of the pendants Riccardo Tisci showed are very interesting, and much larger slices were shown than what many are used to. The geode slices were not negatively affected in the design, rather they allowed for the variation of color within each geode to be more easily seen and more changes within it displayed.
This was shown in a much larger way on the printed layered dresses, the design overlay boosted by the simple slips beneath to show off the color variance in each geode and how inspiring it is in each one. Next to the gemlike and geode prints, secondary colors were the star of the show in prints and groups of stripes and dots that came down the runway in great ensembles.
Overall the looks were amazing, and nothing less than what was expected of Riccardo Tisci and Givenchy.
Photos courtesy of Vogue