Riccardo Tisci. You are a genius.
This collection was inspired by surfers and mermaids, and you can’t deny the oceanic vibe in the stellar details of this collection. The tailoring itself is a work of art, for example, the contrasting dropped lapels of the blazers are fantastic. Such a simple shift of a basic element but it renews it completely. There is a perfect balance of hard and soft between the exotic ocean skins (eel, sting-ray, seawolf) and the soft jersey knits. I am so in love with the chain haltered knit pencil skirts with their scooped, high-low hems, and sting ray streamers. I feel that the inspiration is SO obvious, but so done so artfully subtle that it doesn’t come off as ridiculous or too contrived. The jabots on the jackets give the impression of sea weed, and the shirt tails give the illusion of dorsal fins, but the result is so magical and inspiring, and so realistically wearable. The shark tooth pendants are awesome, as well as the teeth claps on the shoes. What an adorable final touch. Everything about this collection is divine.
I think that Givenchy may be one of my favorites for Paris. Yeah, actually I’m pretty sure it is. I’m in love.
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