Riccardo Tisci’s silhouette for Givenchy’s Resort 2013 is absolutely delightful! It’s such an effortless yet polished look that works for both day and night. The precise cuts and sophisticated tailoring revisit Givenchy’s signature look, such as the boxy jacket, the men’s shirt and sarouel pants. Contour is graphically renewed with a tail coat idea reinterpreted through opened sleeves or paneled extensions of tops, T-shaped sleeves and rounded balloon volumes. Tisci blends the best of Givenchy’s architectural lines and clean cuts with a gypsy influence expressed through prints and volumes. The feeling is about lightness, about mixing and matching what is seemingly at odds or classic with a sense of ease.

Monochrome whites, blacks and reds are teamed with three paisley prints. The same color palette follows through the rich variety of accessories. From boxy shapes to small clutches, including the HDG House de Givenchy style, bags incorporate soft calf, quilted and vegetal leathers. Other versions present paisley-printed textured PVC, caged crystal embroideries or braided nappa. The sandals, boots and high heeled loafers leave me salivating in braided leather, the monochrome pairs are outstanding!

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