Givenchy recently released their fall 2014 ad campaign and now Riccardo Tisci has the models dance in a new video for Givenchy. Kendall Jenner, Julia Nobis, Mariacarla Boscono,the Bryant Brothers, and Jamie Bochert dance to tunes by the Martinez Brothers. The collection is full of natural earth tones and neutrals with some animal print and jewel tones mixed in.
Songtress Erykah Badu models Givenchy’s Spring campaign in high style. I think this is a good look for her and the brand. Designer Riccardo Tisci told Style.com that he considers her a style icon and is one of the most stylish women he has ever met. Tisci leaked the photo on his notorious Instagram page. I really suggest you follow him on Instagram for a hug behind the scenes look into his life. Note that some of the photos are suggestive, like the one where he hinted at sleeping with singer Frank Ocean.
Tisci had this to say in the Style.com article about his model choice, “What I want to do with my advertising campaign is spread the love. Already now it’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something—they are great artists, or beautiful women, or stylish women, or models that I really believe in. It’s kind of a family portfolio.”
The Spring 2014 ad campaign features a collection with a heavy mix of Asian and African influences. I thin Ms. Badu is the perfect model for this campaign since she already dresses like this anyway, and like Tisci says, “Erykah, she’s an icon—come on!” Photo from Style.com.
Riccardo Tisci just released the new Givenchy Fall ’13 ad campaigns with Carine Roitfeld and her daughter Julia Restoin Roitfeld, actress Amanda Seyfrield, and model Dalianah Arekion. While Amanda Seyfreild and Dalianah Arekion look great, I think Carine and her daughter Julia look amazing! They look like the same person at different times in their life. Well anyway, Carine and her daughter look really good. Carine is supposedly 58 years old! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! I might not post on Monday since it will be a holiday in the US. Be safe and pray for those around the world. I think the whole world needs a hug. Photo from Refinery29.
Yesterday’s couture shows proved that embellishments are in. From crocodile skins to shiny fabrics and ombre colors, there is nothing plain about these clothes. Karl Lagerfeld used every single shade of blue imaginable. Richardo Tisci used reptile skins in the craziest ways. Giorgio Armani’s fabric shined through a dark runway set. I can see a lot of ready to wear trends in this week’s couture shows. I wonder what the designers are going to show next. Photos from Style.com.
That is the rumor going around. I first heard about Marc Jacobs leaving Louis Vuitton for Dior about a month ago and brushed it off. Now WWD is reporting on the rumor. If they are reporting on it, then the rumor must be true, or at least have some thread of truthiness. Jacobs is supposed to take buzz around the Dior label and turn it from bad, i.e. Galliano drama and lackluster runway reviews, to great. While Ricardo Tissci is still in the running for the job, Jacobs is seen as the new front runner. Phoebe Philo will reportedly take his place at Louis Vuitton, while still running things at Celine. One door opens and another one closes.
Paris Fall 2011 Couture Week is still rolling along with a few shows yesterday by the big dogs. Chanel, Armani Prive, and Givenchy showed yesterday, and as you can imagine, they were out of sight. Chanel is usually hit or miss for me. There is only so much you can do with the Chanel aesthetic, but Karl Lagerfeld managed to make cool starry night, cosmos themed couture with light shoes too. Armani Prive was just ok to me. There were some definite knockout pieces, but the prints were a little much for me. I love Asian inspired clothing, I just didn’t like how it was done here. Givenchy Couture was the best of the day. I think all future brides should look towards this mostly white collection for inspiration. Riccardo Tisci is a genius when it comes to bead work. I don’t know how he does it. Thoughts? What was your favorite piece or collection so far? Photos from Style.com.
Every season there seems to be more and more shows, with more and more trends, touted by more and more designers. Even menswear is feeling the effects of the “commercialization” or rather popularization of fashion and because of this, the sector is being hit with more pieces, trends, and collections than ever before. But as dutiful writers we sift through all of this to bring you our favorites, and so the following are a few of my favorite shows from the Menswear Spring 2012 fashion weeks.
Paris Fashion Week continues to roll on without Galliano…well not quite without him. His namesake collection showed in a small salon in Paris to a smaller crowd than usual. Twenty looks went out with his usual 1930s elegant flair. He is such a genius, and it sucks that he had to fall so hard, but racism and anti-Semitic remarks will not be tolerated.
The looks that Cédric Charlier designed for Cacharel were somewhat bland and boring to me. The only thing that saved the collection were the prints.
I don’t know if it was the hair or makeup or clothes, but the looks at John Paul Gaultier were very old and matronly. I really think I would have to see these clothes off the runway to get a better look at them.
Christophe Lemaire did a great job of bringing the 70s and Asian silhouettes back to Hermes. I loved the colors, patterns, and shape/cut of the fabrics in this collection. Oh and the leather word was devine. Good job!.
Giles Deacon is doing his best to bring Emanuel Ungaro back from the brink of destruction. While I think this collection could have been a little better, it is a wonderful change from the drama and bad design we saw with the line’s previous designers.
Spring 2011 Couture shows roll on with Elie Saab, John Paul Gaultier, and Givenchy.
Elie Saab’s show was so beautiful. The light colors of pastel pinks, purples, and reds combined with the intricate detail work on the dresses reminded me of a secret garden. I can see a lot of red carpet moments with these gowns. The Oscars are a few days away… let’s see if anyone will get a special dress flown in.
Sheer was a big trend for fall/winter and is shaping up to continue being a trend for spring/summer 2011.
A side-effect of the lingerie trend, sheer fabrics are a great way to play peek-a-boo with your favorite parts. Although I can’t condone sheer shirts, a bit of sheer paneling here and there is sexy enough to stop traffic.
Pick a Part
Love your legs? Try a sheer skirt.
Beautiful decolletage? Try a trompe l’oeil neckline.
Sexy back? Pick up a dress with a sheer panel that goes all… the… way… down.
Or got killer curves? Just take a look at the Kardashian sisters. Their signature style is all about tight, body-con mini dresses with cut-outs and sheer bits.
Of course, don’t discount layering sheer over non-sheer. Even if you wear a tank under a sheer shirt, the texture and drape of the floaty fabric is still divine.
It should go without saying that if something is sheer and cut up to there, something else better be conservative. Just take a look above at Givenchy, Chloe and Lanvin. They chose to pair all of their sheer pieces with conservative, office appropriate pieces for a cool juxtaposition that reads as nonchalant sexy as opposed to just easy (in a bad way).
Lea T is werking it on the cover of LurveMagazine. The black and white shoot was captured by Carlotta Manaigo and styled by Maher Jridi. Of course Lea T is wearing Givenchy, the label that first gave her her start. Photos from Models.com.
I been really digging lace a lot lately, but I was always too intimidated to wear it out of fear of looking trashy or slutty. However, this season many designers and fashion houses have been helping me cure my fears by creating cute, appropriate and fashionable lace ensembles. This year expect to see lots of lace on lots of body parts. Yes girls, you can rock lace on your hands, arms, feet, legs and just about anywhere else. Release your inner rock diva and don this trend while the weather is still nice.
Fall 2010 Couture Fashion Week started the other day and show pics have started coming in. So far my favorite is Dior. I’m about to change my Twitter Background as we speak. Photos from Style.com.
Alexis Mabille’s collection featured tuxedos, bows, ruffles, and grand ball gowns. It was a very feminine collection. Even though I liked it,I was shocked by it. Every year he manages to do something different. I still don’t really know what his signature look is.
Armani Privé was not as impressive as I thought it would be. It was like he tried to take the whole greige/beige, camel is the new thing to wear trend and translate it to couture. I wasn’t impressed. There were some nice things in the collection, but I just couldn’t get into it. Also a few of the gowns were a bit ill-fitting on the models, and the hair was a mess.
Bouchra Jarrar was a new name to me. Her collection was just OK. I felt like it was missing something. It was very boxy, geometric, and full of shift dresses. I don’t know about this one either.
Chanel was Chanel, or so I thought. Once I looked through the pictures I fell in love the the huge silhouettes and beautiful coats. The color scheme of ruby reds, golds, blues, and creams looked so royal. I think this collection was fit for a queen. The hair and boots were not cute though. I could have done without those bits.
Dior was a floral masterpiece. I really couldn’t find anything wrong with it. Seriously. It was gorgeous. All of the dresses were based on flowers and the models’ hair was wrapped with plastic wrap like the kind you see on bouquets. The special hats were made by Stephen Jones. Love at first sight is possible.
For Givenchy, everything was covered in lace, fringe, and long hairy fur. Very interesting. It kind of reminded me of bits and pieces of Alexander McQueen’s collections. I’m not a fan of the white stocking with open toe shoe look. It was very somber, Adams Family scary, and interesting.
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From The Cut:
Exciting reminder: The fall 2010 couture collections begin July 5, which is only two weeks from today! And a little bit of a downer, but easy to get over once you understand the reasoning: Givenchy won’t show its couture collection on the runway. Also, their new collection will only consist of ten looks, less than half of the label’s spring 2010 couture collection, which included 22 looks, described by Suzy Menkes as “a wild rave of evening clothes.” Instead, the label will invite editors and clients to view the collection — which will include no black, Tisci says — in private appointments beginning July 6, held in a fabulous eighteenth-century townhouse on the Place Vendôme in Paris.
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This actually makes total sense. Actually this is like the old school way of showing clothes and couture. As much as I would love to see a fashion show, I am pretty sure Style.com will have the pics up in no time.
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Apparently Ricardo Tisci is using a transsexual model for the new Givenchy ad campaign. I know some people will love this idea and some people will hate it. What I want people to realize is the fact that this is nothing new and no I am not talking about Isis from ANTM. The fashion industry has had transsexual models work the runways and do things like this before. You just never knew about it because it wasn’t something that was publicized. I like the ads, and have no problems with the fashion world using transsexual models.Tell me your thoughts on this. I want to know how you feel.
The new Givenchy ad campaign is breaking boundaries by using a transexual model in the photos. Riccardo Tisci has cast transexual model Lea T. in the fall/winter campaign for the fabulous brand. Lea has known Tisci for a long time, being his personal assistant, and is also a former fit model. Tisci also explains that the use of Lea further adds to the female-male dichotomy that he has always tried to play up in the brand’s advertisements. I think the photos came out beautifully and I am so glad to see all people being represented in advertisements. Now we have plus size models and transexual models gracing the pages of magazines, it’s definitely a sign of the time we live in.
– Amy Huckabay
Fall 2009 Haute Couture Season has come and gone. It was so quick, but what do you expect when you only have 9 couture designers. I was very impressed with all the collections this season. Usually I find something or another that does not suit my eye, but I was surprised by the looks. On a sad note, this fall’s Christian Lacroix collection may be his last because his company filed for bankruptcy. They are trying to restruture it, but I read on one website, the other day, that they basically fired most if not all of the staff. 🙁 Since I liked all of the collections. I have decided to show you what I feel are the 3 best looks from each collection.
Photos From Style.com
P.S. Here is a little video from New York Times The Cut on the making of a Chanel Couture: