Givenchy AW13

Paris Fashion Week is still ongoing and yesterday saw my favourite of all the shows so far.  The luxury French brand, Givenchy, had their show yesterday in the Halle Freyssinet warehouse and I want every single piece which went down the runway.

Boyfriend sweatshirts with Bambi prints and shark motifs hailed back to the iconic Rottweiler sweats of past Riccardo Tisci Givenchy shows which were seen on everybody from Kanye West to Chiara Ferragni.  These sweaters were styled with delicate and romantic gypsy style sheer skirts, marrying, as Tisci said himself, street and couture.  

Black leather biker jackets with ribbed sleeves made frequent appearances in the beginning of the show, adding elements of punk to an already beautiful but gothic collection.  These wardrobe staple biker jackets quickly moved into more delicate floral and tartan patterns and became increasingly deconstructed with exaggerated zips and added sections peeling off.  Flame coloured bombers and one beautiful toggle jacket made quick appearances, while a red ruffled dress with a floral embroidered leather jacket and a tartan shirt paired with a leather skirt all caught my eye. By the end of the show the audience was being treated to carefully beaded transparent skirts with belted pink peonie patterened sweatshirts, perfection.  

This collection showed off the breadth of Tisci’s talent and every single piece is wearable and covetable, it exercised balance, whereby the Givenchy girl may show some leg, but will cover up on top with a street wear worthy sweatshirt which she’s borrowed off her boyfriend.  

This collection is my favourite of this season so far and I will definitely be scouting around for some Givenchy-inspired clothing come Autumn.

JKA x

P.S. Natalia Vodianova, who closed the show, had also ran a half-marathon that day!  Crazy!

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