March 5th, 2012
Fashion News, Fashion Show, Fashion Week, Paris, Show Review
Show Review: Givenchy Fall 2012
By The Fashion Bomb Staff

For Fall 2012, Riccardo Tisci took a ride on the dark side, presenting a gothic, moody collection where menswear inspired silhouettes abound. Inspired by the equestrian, the designer offers a slew of stiff, constricting leather jackets, tops, jumpsuits, dresses, and tailored pants, all in decidedly murky hues. Punches of bright red only add to the smoky, sinister vibe.

Tisci adds some variety to his fall offerings with a selection of embroidered spaghetti-strap frocks boasting pleated leather skirts, a welcome burst of tough girl femininity. The designer also serves up a few frothy lace-adorned dresses in pastels and jewel tones, a rather strange turn, considering the overall gothic mood of the collection. Tisci adds some bling with his signature star embellishments, spangling the necklines of turtlenecks and cropped capes.

Each of the models trotted out in loose shaft boots and long leather gloves. Makeup was witchy and intense, with dark eyeshadow and lipstick.

I wasn’t particularly wowed by this collection, although there are some pieces I would definitely wear, like that quilted leather jacket. After a while, the looks kind of blur together. But Riccardo did bring an element of drama, which is more than I can say for a certain other Fall collections. I was, however elated to see this unprecedentedly diverse casting! Grace Bol, Ajak Deng, and Queen Joan Smalls better work!

What do you think?

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8 Responses to “Show Review: Givenchy Fall 2012”

  1. Cmoni says:

    Vampire chic…I can see Gaga and possibly Daphne G wearing a few of the pieces; my personal fave is the sheer red kimono-esque quilted dress.

  2. Rob says:

    LOL! @ the Dior shade. Right there with you (and everyone else) I fell asleep like 13 times…

    This is also not my favorite Givenchy collection but as Nicole Phelps said in her review, “While he’s (Riccardo) has been consolidating, others have been catching up”.

    Shockingly this all black everything girl is sort of feeling the color on the fall runways this season so this collection doesn’t resonate with me. We will see how I feel by Fall… In the meantime I’ll take in the beauty that is Ajak Deng =)

  3. Shanita says:

    I will never tire of the all black*

  4. Noirre says:


  5. vonne says:

    Ajak looks gorgeous. Beautiful lips!

    I don’t like this collection, the fabric looks cheap for some reason, especially the dresses with the lace accents combined with leather.

  6. Ej says:

    This very gaga and costume like. I’m not a huge fan.

  7. Marthe says:

    I like leather but this is nothing for me.

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