Now that Givenchy's couture presentations are intimate, Riccardo Tisci has decreased the number of dresses per collection produced: this time there were only ten, but still really dramatic.
Once more Tisci left behind usual black-based colour palette.
Inspired by Japanese robot toys and Kazuo Ohno (the legendary Japanese Butoh dancer), the collection appear delicately romantic when seen from the front, but are grounded by a technological, robotic charge in fluorescent yellow or fuchsia when viewed from the back.
The lightweight dresses featured clear Asian style elements such as structural shapes, warrior-inspired headgear by Philip Treacy, and folding techniques.
Declared “works of art” by the likes of fashion journalist Suzy Menkes, the dresses took an accumulated 6,000 hours to create.
The Haute Couture show took place in Paris and shown the collection exlusevely on Asian models, demonstrating once more that Asia has moved to fashion’s forefront. For sure the career of each model will be boosted by this important feauturing.
As alredy mentioned in the blog as well, Asia, and especially China, is fashion’s current main focus, with luxury labels staging their fashion shows there and US Vogue’s Anna Wintour reportedly working on establishing a Vogue Fashion Fund designer scheme in the country.
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