NEW YORK FASHION WEEK:
New York Fashion Week has just started and we already have a stand out show experience: Riccardo Tisci brought Givenchy S/S 2016 Ready-to-wear collection to the American fashion capital, staging an artistical show aimed to celebrate his 10th year at the house.
The event took place at Pier 26 on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks, so the designer made sure to build a contemplative yet religious atmosphere, mainly thanks to modern artist Marina Abramović’s contribution: she conceived a living art installation, building the runway set in a multilevel space made of recycled materials, in order to reduce waste, and having performance artists keeping the large audience entertained before the runway show.
To complete the reverential atmosphere, powerful live music from six different religions played in the background, as the models walked down the runway.
As previously mentioned, Tisci conceived the collection as auto referential, therefore he displayed a best of his signature collections at Givenchy: men’s and women’s ready-to-wear looks found their place on the catwalk, as well as some impressive couture pieces.
Models presented austere make-up looks, and occasionally face jewelly or real couture masks as an extension of the clothes design.
Most of the female designs seemed to portray the sensual comfort of lingerie, as testified by the large use of transparent lace and smooth silks: believe us, you will desire a pair of silk pants after seeing the collection.
written by: Stella & MsD