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?

I love…

Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

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.

Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

when the prints are put to good use.

I loathe…

that the guy who puts this sour, badly dressed girl down the catwalk may be in line to succeed at Dior.

Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

too much print and sportswear references, but no chic.

Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

that Givenchy is selling printed sweatshirts with motifs on the front. There are already an abundance of brands that do that badly.

Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

sheers. Knee socks. Biker jacket details. Rara skirts. All shoved together into one outfit without any meaning.

Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

that this stuff also looks like the cheap clothing they sell in the goth/club wear stores.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Jasper

    this was definitely a departure from his usual women’s RTW, clearly correlates more with his men’s line. but really fine line between chic and just plain tacky. i think it’s still pretty chic.. for now.

    i thought the shoes were just as cool as the prints/most pieces, espsecially the pair in the bottom picture where they’re like pantyhose built in the shoe

  • Anonymous

    Yes, too similar to the menswear line, which I didn’t really like either…

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