Givenchy Autumn Winter 2011
Seeing this Givenchy collection puts fear into my heart. Fear that Ricardo Tisci may be in line for the Dior throne. Surely he will have to get rid of the tacky sweatshirts with motifs, if he is to succeed Galliano? Other than the scary motifs, there really was nothing special. A few nice prints, but mostly used on tacky bomber jackets. Generally a disappointment. How can he be so good at couture, and so rubbish at ready-to-wear?
the panther print and the chain print. Although I don't always like what has been done with them on the clothes, they are pretty cool.
when the prints are put to good use.
that the guy who puts this sour, badly dressed girl down the catwalk may be in line to succeed at Dior.
too much print and sportswear references, but no chic.
that Givenchy is selling printed sweatshirts with motifs on the front. There are already an abundance of brands that do that badly.
sheers. Knee socks. Biker jacket details. Rara skirts. All shoved together into one outfit without any meaning.
that this stuff also looks like the cheap clothing they sell in the goth/club wear stores.
All images from Vogue.com.