This season the French luxe house travels to VEGA concert hall with a modern version of the suit featuring an elongated jacket and oversized pants. Riccardo Tisci harnesses the spirit of rebellion outside the Hotel Astoria with long embroidered coats combined with track pants accented with contrasting stripes and snap bands for the Givenchy Pre-Fall 2017 collection. On the other end of the spectrum, some regular-fitting jackets offered in both leather and denim options present a clean and classic vibe.
The mirror embellishments made reappearances, as did the mandala prints, this time on a flared pantsuit in icy shades of lavender. The collection was arranged by category: classic, fashion, and urban, with the mirrors and mandalas falling in the fashion category alongside a nipped-in trench accented with asymmetrical taped zippers. In the classic group, Tisci had cashmere camel coats and jackets with built-in silk scarves, and a lovely jet-beaded black tulle evening gown that came with a sandy-toned slip that suggested the look of a naked dress while remaining blessedly discreet.
As for the urban section, it was inspired by American collegiate gear, and, as a member of Tisci’s design studio said—Tisci is in Paris working on the men’s and couture collections he’ll present later this month—it’s aimed at the brand’s youngest clients. Think leather motorcycle pants and lots of logos, the most notable example of which was a logo-intarsia’d mink baseball tee.
Discover the Givenchy Pre-Fall 2017 collection film shot in Copenhagen with creative direction by Riccardo Tisci starring models Iselin Steiro, Frederikke Sofie, Elsa Hosk, Jegor Venned, and Jonathan Jaffe.