All designer's will agree that their main goal is to have an identity, that identity will be like the blueprint of the designer; it will remain thru the years and become a legend. Ricardo Tisci's vision for Givenchy's 2012 Haute Couture Collection, has definitely reflect and reinforce his Identity as a designer.
I must say that this has been one of my favourite collections ever! It has truly blown me away. Tisci's inspiration for this amazing collections were two things: the movie Metropolis, by Fritz Lang 1927, and the music from the russian movie Aelita: Queen of Mars 1924. The silhouette truly resembles the 1920's flowy gown, that Paul Poiret fought for so passionately; also complementing the fluidity of the gowns, are structured cropped jackets that end on a V from in the back.
The bare back is gaining more fans every day, the collection presents beautiful elaborated details on the collars and straps. We see again the use of sheer delicate fabrics, another must have of the season. A game of proportions and contrasts is present thru out the whole collection. Materials are mixed in an harmonious way, crocodile skins and silks work perfectly together. The accessories really bring out the shock factor in the show, those huge nose rings are amazing! As well as the necklaces, very organic pieces; remind me of Alphonse Mucha's work.
I am really looking forward for Tisci's up coming work, he has gained my full admiration. I could almost say he has become my favourite designer at this moment.