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Givenchy AW13

Riccardo Tisci collides couture and utility for a Latino-themed show

Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy is as much about style as it is fashion, his signature oversized silhouette, kilts, use of shorts whatever the season and a timely print that immediately aligns you to his tribe, for it is definitely, defiantly one.  

His AW13 collection collided Mapplethorpe, Americana and the Latino attitude he is known for, mixing couture, utility and workwear. 

His cult walked through a candlelit circle, which as we were being seated wondered might be the scene of a séance, sacrifice or exorcism, in collar and lapel-less tailoring, with X-ray prints of the stars and stripes and puffa jackets wrapped as skirts – if you've got the legs for it.

Our highlights were the use of black velvet, baseball bombers with tie details and a t-shirt pushed behind the neck/harness line, marked by the use of heavy zips. As well as the surprise appearance – Tisci is strong on a cameo – by veteran model and 90s CK One face, Jenny Shimizu.

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