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Givenchy Resort 2013


 Street style photographers would be drooling at the mouth if they just so happened to come across one of the above girls passing by and this is exactly what I was doing when I first came across the latest lookbook for Givenchy Resort 2013. The spirit of the gypsy blew through Riccardo Tisci’s Resort collection but this wasn’t your average bohemian style look, it was something much more. With handkerchief style and silken paisley patterns dominating the collection, Tisci patchworked this with geometric blocks in black and white proving that Riccardo Tisci is certainly once again, two steps ahead in the field of prints with these striking yet mesmerizing designs. The geometric shapes didn’t stop at the prints as Tisci followed this through with the shapes and structure of the clothing creating a much more tailored and almost architectural look that were presented in solid tones of scarlet, black and white creating eye-popping drama to the collection. Yet Tisci demonstrated this collection can be suited for all women with a little bit of help of mix and match as prints could be paired together to create a ‘look at me’ dazzling look or toned down with sharp cut tailored elements but still creating a mouth-watering look. What I loved about this collection was the juxtaposition between the sharp cuts of the bold coloured, button-down shirts with long sleeve slits to the shoulders creating a cape-like look and the slouchy thigh, paisley printed sarouel trousers that gave a strong effect of casual-meets-formal. Riccardo Tisci called the look "romantic, but with a sharpness." Another feature of this collection that I found particularly interesting was although Tisci showcased gypsy style prints, the overall looks were not presented in your average bohemian look. Our Givenchy girls were almost like a futuristic samurai warrior army, marching their way through the streets in open-toe, knee high gladiator boots and armed with paisley-print envelope clutches set to kill. And by kill, I mean with their mind-blowing style. See the full collection here.

Photo's courtesy of Givenchy.
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