Since the Italians have been doing well this season, let’s keep on that tip and talk about Givenchy. Yes, yes it’s technically French but Riccardo Tisci is Italian and so therefore it’s admissible here.
Resort 2013 went to sort of a medieval meets the crusades coming back from Istanbul type moment. There were lots of those dropped-crotch trousers that are continually revived much to the chagrin of everyone, I’d imagine. Some were in solid fabrications while others had complicated engineered prints with insets of solid on lovely silk paisleys. Many of the blouses had a split sleeve from the shoulder to wrist which lent the medieval princess vibe.
With all the soft silky dresses and blouses, what better way to balance than with a cheeky extraordinarily complicated looking peep-toe boot? These were shown with look after look in both black and caramel, and they’d better have a zipper on the inseam or back because that looks like a nightmare to get in and out of!
As the day wound down (my favorite part of Givenchy mid-season presentations is how they shoot out of doors against an ever-changing background and so you get lots of interesting things happening in the photos, and the light dimming as the looks progress) the eveningwear emerged and there were some wonderful gowns in both solid black and multi-hued paisley. -RS (Images via Vogue.com)