Yes — It’s been awhile. About a month if I’m not mistaken. With vacation, interning and just regular Summer mayhem I’ve had trouble getting time online. That’s not to say I haven’t been following or thinking about what’s going on in fashion. Absolutely nothing gets me going like a little Riccardo Tisci. While I abandoned many of the Resort collections from lack of time etc. and honestly, I found the fall couture shows to be pretty unimpressive — Givenchy couture has completely redefined what couture is now, thanks in complete to Riccardo Tisci. His mastery is amazing. I have a massive Givenchy Couture, Past and Present post coming up so get ready. It’s essentially just the development of Tisci, but I’m quite proud of it nonetheless.
For the past few Couture seasons, Tisci took a page out of Marchesa’s book and literally presented his pieces rather than a formal show. With pieces of this intricacy, it is by far the best move. While I will get to this more in my monstrous Givenchy post, there are some huge themes that carry between the collections — i.e. sheer skirts, the full coverage with an intense sex appeal from the intricacy and lace, the prevalence of white with small doses of color only when necessary. Tisci has perfected Couture, yet he has not tested himself within this. I think the man can do no wrong and I see his ending on the taupe dress as a sign of realizing this need to progress within his boundaries, I really hope this is the case. It has been three truly stunning couture seasons of these similar yet very different couture looks. They are flawless, and it is now time to continue.
p.s. a dose of Carine Roitfeld in a few day old piece from the collection at the White Fairy Tale Love Ball hosted by Natalia Vodianova and Valentino. Roitfeld always looks made for these pieces (which she wears as often as events demand).
credit – style.com/zimbio