• Text Tempe Nakiska
  • 28th June 2014

Dark matter

A dark vision from Givenchy this season that recalled Riccardo Tisci’s earliest catwalk looks, balancing masculine and feminine with a strict monochrome sensibility. Considering the designer turns 40 next month, it made sense. 

Models were buff and brawny yet softened with skullcaps and earrings, a polished army of Tisci’s recruit. But it was the detail that really struck hardest, the designer entwining his favourite flower, gypsophila, for romantic relief.

As we progressed, looks softened thanks to the floral effect of intricately beaded embroidery, white against black, in a fusion of light and dark, past and present-future.