January 8th, 2013
Fashion Show, Fashion Week, Show Review
Show Review: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2013
By Faith

Givenchy’s Spring 2013 collection was decidedly wispy and feminine, with sheer fabrics and ruffles galore. For Pre-Fall 2013, Riccardo Tisci has gone in an obviously masculine direction, chock full of leather, brogues, and skirts layered over trousers, à la Kanye West. Back again are the fashion houses religious-inspired graphic tees, just in case you didn’t get enough of them in 2012. With a Fall-perfect color palette, I can already feel the fashion industry’s “It” girls and celebrities itching to get their manicured hands on a piece or two from the offerings.

Tisci took inspiration from the work of Italian architect and designer Giò Ponti. The influence is blatant in the geometric prints, clean lines, and symmetry of the designs. Eye-catching abstract patterns uplift simple knits and skirts, as well as leather pants and jackets, upping the modernity quotient of the collection.

Exotics anyone? Printed pony hair makes a splash on trousers, brogues, and a leather-sleeve sweater, while fur vests add a touch of luxury to layered looks.

Despite the heavy masculine undertones, the collection is not bereft of femininity detailing with peeks of lace and sheer detailing providing a romantic juxtaposition to the strong textures and colors of the designs.

There are only two red carpet-ready gowns in the offerings, but the ruffle-detailed pieces will surely work for stylish events and cocktail parties. I expect to see Givenchy aficionados like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian in these looks, though the latter might have a bit of trouble with the presence of her baby bump.

What do you think?

Images: Style.com

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12 Responses to “Show Review: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2013”

  1. Nice! I see some pieces that I really like. Can’t wait to see who brings it in one of these ruffled numbers!

  2. Shalanda says:

    I love collections like this. Classic and clean. Are ruffles replacing peplums next Fall?

  3. Crystal says:

    Amazing. I’m so debating on biting the bullet on some brogues. I need a really feminine pair though. I see Kim K. in a lot of these pieces.

  4. love the show and love the setting!

  5. TheFav1 says:

    I just saw on the fashion police that ruffles will be the big to do this fall! NICE! Great collection :) SN: am I seeing correctly….they did this photo shoot in BK Willie B!!!! :) cool!

  6. HAH says:

    Want everything minus those glorified Birkenstocks

  7. Marthe says:

    haha, what is this??

  8. KimberlyLove says:

    Love this not wowed by the pieces, but I love how people are just walking casually by in the background


  9. Natasha says:

    Not getting a lot of the ruffles with lines with animal print with abstractions. But there was one outfit which suits my style. Guess I’m not a Givenchy girl.

  10. LawyerLady says:

    Love everything except the black, brown and cream patchwork pieces. Reminds me of my Granny’s afghans. Overall I love Givenchy.

  11. Alexis says:

    I’m loving this collection!

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