The Givenchy winter collection 2016 is out! This time, thanks to the teaser article on Givenchy’s Instagram account earlier, we knew what to expect and, most importantly, where to expect. Givenchy’s famous Italian fashion designer, Riccardo Tisci picked Berlin as the venue for his new collection look book. Whether the artist will go on a fashion road trip and feature other cities in future collections or not, the images could easily be turned into fashion postcards send one to a friend if you’re in the German capital now. If you’ve ever been to Berlin, you know the unique atmosphere the city has. On the surface, it does not look like a fashion capital at all.
A few streets would fit into the gothic fantasy of the fashion world, but other than that, it’s ever cold, gloomy and mysteriously wonderful. Stay in the town for a week and you will dive deep into one of the most creative urban scenes in the world; beauties of Berlin are hidden, and you’ll have to make some effort to see them. As opposed to that, the current Givenchy team, Irina Shayk, Deion Smith, Leila Goldkuhl, Kris Gottschalk, and John Kolic didn’t stay hidden at all, instead posting on the backdrop of Berlin streets and showing off Tisci’s brand new collection.
The look book has two more backgrounds a cozier Avenue Montaigne showroom and a simple grey background. Both black and white have preserved their overwhelming presence in the collection. While the styles are pretty hard and high, the garments do have a romantic and sometimes even seductive sub story. The crucial lace pieces complement not 1 and not two garments; it’s a recurring theme throughout the collection that helps keep the sexiness. We see a pop of color fuchsia introduced here and there, combining brightness to the black and white canvas.
Would you wear those fuchsia footwear’s in fall? Those will cheer up the mood under the Berlin rain. The silhouettes are the most important feature. Bomber jackets over jumpsuits, tuxedo suits, and romantic ruffles make up the main shapes. The straight lines and clean cuts are eased down with pink sequins, gold embroidery. The flower theme often appears, contrasting the sharp features of the overall Givenchy winter 2016 collection. Oh, and are those pajamas and bathrobes? Cause I would wear them out to a nice cocktail party.
Every piece extracts a sense of confidence and biases; it’s a type of clothing you wear to rock all day if you feel like it in the morning or not. It's extremely street style, not for the glam and friendly crowd, but for free spirits. Yes, especially the flower prints on a full body suit. Smoked leather and lace combo, double faced pleated jersey, architectural denim, and a Dalmatian coat you’ve got to have at least one of these in your wardrobe.