Sunday, December 11, 2011

For your pleasure

I've always loved Givenchy under Riccardo Tisci, but his fall 2011 collection for the house was one of my favourites he's ever done and quite possibly my favourite of the season . Think panthers, purple, patent leather, orchids, peplum, velvet, chains, Baroque, organza, palm fronds, symmetry, sheer, bombshells, yellow, silk and body-con... and that's only just the beginning:

What made the collection so successful was it's subtlety and suggestiveness. It wasn't the overt sexiness that you expect, instead there was a modesty to the collection, yet it was slightly tousled by the body-consciousness of the cuts and the sheer skirts. I've been trolling the internet trying to find one of those panther shirts or Baroque looking tops, sadly to no avail.

Found some wonderful Givenchy editorials and when you've got a good thing going... why not keep it going. 

Sigh... still can't find myself a piece of the collection that I could afford although there is a very badass black, silk panther scarf that I could convince myself is worth it. 

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You may have already seen this Roxy Music For Your Pleasure album cover before in my posts, but it seems very appropriate here as Riccardo must have used this as one of his sources of inspiration... don't you think?

Kanye West is one of Riccardo's biggest celeb fans and in addition to sporting Givenchy on multiple occasions (do you remember the rottweiler sweater?) he's even had Riccardo design two of his album covers: on the left is Watch the Throne, his collaboration with Jay-Z (actually such a good listen) and on the right is the cover for the single H.A.M which features the rottweiler motif from Givenchy's fall menswear collection.

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- Life is good

[All editorials from Fashiongonerogue, album covers from Wikipedia and runway from]

Listening to: 'Lazy Eye (Jason Bentley Remix) - Silversun Pickups
Craving: Dad to get here


  1. wow love the skirts,im having a H&M x Versace dress giveaway,come join?

  2. All the black? I love it!

  3. I love every each picture!! Nice post and a great blog;)
    Much love,