Riccardo Tisci showed just ten looks for Givenchy Fall 2012 Couture, focused tightly in a palette of black, cream, espresso and scarlet.
The photographs don’t nearly do the clothes justice as so much of the detail is in the intricacies of the embellishments and the play on textiles which one cannot touch in a picture. The mood was a bit dark, and the “contemporary gypsy” he hailed as inspiration was certainly a wealthy one. This was more a forest hunter lone wolf type of gypsy, quite the opposite of something in fluid paisley chiffon that everyone from Cavalli to Tory Burch has referenced again and again. Tisci’s mood was extremely particular, reinforced by the gloomy woods in which the model posed. -RS (Images via Vogue.com)