Womanly. The word means different things to different people. In fashion it’s usually code for clothes for a mature audience in silhouettes that stem from the traditional. Proper wife, mother and lady stuff, but with a tinge of desire. Riccardo Tisci redefined this premise with his incredible fall collection, amplifying the sensuality and subverting the traditional while layering on fantasy, modernity and loads of luxury. There were furs and they were fabulous.
RICCARDO TISCI has unveiled his debut collection for Nike – four pairs of trainers based upon the sport brand’s most celebrated style, the Air Force 1. “The shoe is universal yet somehow very personal,” said Tisci. “I travel all over the world, and I see people wearing the Air Force 1, and they wear it in so many different ways. And so I was thinking, what is the essence of the Air Force 1? And how do I take that essence and make my own statement?”
Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci revealed to Style.com his collaboration with Nike. This partnership marked by the logo “Nike RT” will be available in stores and on Nike.com this Spring. “For me, Nike represents a lot: my childhood, America,” said Tisci. “We were impressed by his vision,” Ian Ginoza, Nike’s Global Footwear Director, said. Looking forward to see more about this collaboration.
Riccardo Tisci added various current visual preoccupations on his instagram feed. Bauhaus, Gustav Klimt, Africa, Surrealism, Piet Mondrian – between others – have been shared on his moodboard 2.0. But in the end, the main inspiration for this collection was his considerable achievements at the house of Givenchy. See Givenchy Pre Fall 2014 collection after the jump.
“I think the brand was really just waiting to explode.” So says Sebastian Suhl, chief executive officer at Givenchy, who is igniting an ambitious project to magnify the French firm’s retail footprint and capitalize on the brand momentum fueled by its creative director, Riccardo Tisci.
Suhl plans to put significant investments in building a store network. He unveiled his strategy to open 26 boutiques next year. His aim is to contributing half of revenues by 2015, up from about a quarter today.
The painterly doberman is one of Givenchy’s signature this season. This backpack features leather trims and embellished shoulder straps with this canine imagery which can be perfect to galvanize a look. This bag is available at select Givenchy retailers and on Mr Porter.
The Givenchy Spring 2014 Men’s Collection is infused with a Latin influence combining to a myriad of prints such as floral, camouflage and flame. The Riccardo Tisci’s men designs mirrors the womenswear Fall collection presenting a juxtaposition of prints.
For the Givenchy‘s Fall 2013 campaign, Riccardo Tisci tapped his close friend Carine Roitfeld to style and also to appear in it with her daughter, Julia Restoin Roitfeld. This latest advertising effort also featured Amanda Seyfried, the new face of Very Irresistible Givenchy perfume, Spanish actor Quim Gutiérrez, models Mariano Ontañon and Dalianah Arekion which were shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and will break mid-July.
Riccardo Tisci designing sheer costumes for the Paris National Opera Ballet’s production of Maurice Ravel’s Boléro, which debuted at the Palais Garnier Thursday 2nd may night. Tisci, creative director of Givenchy, explained in a statement about his designs that he “wanted the dancers to feel naked somehow,” and added that the costumes express the same dark and romantic sensibility seen in his ready-to-wear collections. Find out the costumes in action after the jump.