With Paris Fashion Week well underway, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci returned to Carreau du Temple – where he hosted his first shows for the house a decade ago – to unveil his FW16 womenswear.
For FW16, Tisci’s dark romanticism took a trip to Egypt – many of his looks played with ancient symbology, including Ankhs, the Eye of Horus and draping medallions – while prints were executed in a typically evocative manner. Not exactly the most subtle of aesthetics, but Tisci’s reinvigorated Parisian house was never shy in its love for head-turning, statement graphics.
Elsewhere, Tisci toyed with military motifs, thanks to some substantial field coats, parade jacket-style embroidery and cropped bombers. A gratuitous dollop of snakeskin added even more visual decadence. Again, no punches pulled, but this is Givenchy we’re talking about, after all.
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