Was it a gothic dream or a romantic ball? During Paris Fashion Week, Italian designer Riccardo Tisci pushed the masquerade theme to its paroxysm when he delivered Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2015 Fashion Show. In a swirling dance around the glittered-red catwalk, Tisci delivered the new head-turning collection mingling ambiances, genres and genders.
Givenchy’s collections are often punctuated with references to sacred texts and passion with a slight touch of aristocratic atmosphere: all in all, the Fall/Winter 2015 menswear offering was no exception. Red blood, displayed all over the Persian patterns coats and short-sleeved shirts was a reminder of the East grandeur. Besides, the Italian make-up jewelry enhanced the wealth of the menswear collection.
This time, accessories definitely joined in the voodoo art, overthrowing the rest of the outfits. A small range of silver thorns dramatically sealed the models lips, long golden ties adorned black and red ensembles in a reminiscence of Tisci’s dark daydreams. In an uncanny game with shadowy make-up, the show was all about skulls, bones and crucifix. Glittering faux tattoos and dramatic pearl masks added a finishing decorative touch. Women with cherry lips walked along the stage, their long dresses adorned with delicate lace. For the love of the now famous Rottweiler teeth necklace, they seemed to be like grand duchesses forsaking their tiaras.
Once again, the Givenchy man was captured in-between streetwear influences and impeccable silhouettes. On the top of the head, two braids framed models’ face and plastered temples illustrated the double-sided personality of the modern men. Whilst he was animated by a wild passion, he remained peaceful in a world of dreams and dark fantasy.