Fall 2013 Women's Pre collection
Riccardo Tisci faces his roots with some nostalgia. The preFall collection is a modern vision of his native Italy of the 1970s. The masculinity of Walter Albini comes across the Milanese architecture of GioPonti. The synthesis of these elements is a strong graphic masculine collection expressing a confident femininity.
Geometry reaches a new level as it ranges from contour to cuts, layering, prints and embroidery techniques. A neo-classical aesthetic graces the entire collection. Square panelling appears on asymmetrical dresses, tunics, straight skirts and slim boyish short pants. Signature blazers with softly squared shoulders are mixed with delicate tuxedo blouses with micro-pleated sleeves and front. Ruffles, lace and transparent organza add sensuality. Second skin dresses in silk stretch cady and jersey enhance the body.
A graphic motif made of white, black and skin inspired by buildings and furniture designs from the 1970s animates the silhouettes. Printed, embroidered or assembled, the mosaic-like effect feature patchworks of lace, nappa leather, mink or cable knit.
The flat men-inspired shoes rework the best Givenchy shapes. They range from plimsole shoes, hybrid trainer-sandals, derbies and ankle boots. Their backs continue the story of the last show. They show wood and metal details including gold nails, chains, eyelets and heels. Bags include the Lucrezia, the hard version of the Pandora and the new HDG – House de Givenchy.