GIVENCHY RESORT 2014
Riccardo Tisci had the show of his career in March, and he followed it up by cohosting the Costume Institute's Punk show in May and picking up the CFDA's International Award last week. "This year has been beautiful and amazing for me," he said. It's no wonder his Resort collection had such an upbeat, optimistic feel. He started with a series of layered white lace looks, one of which was worn by Joan Smalls to the CFDAs. They were gorgeous, and they reverberated throughout the presentation. In the mix was a confetti print, and a camouflage rendered not in shades of green, but in a collage of different floral patterns. If you looked closely, you could see the purple pansies from the panther collection, and the pink roses from Fall. Crystal baubles with spikes in onyx and mother-of-pearl added sparkle.
Tisci took cues from his March show for his Resort silhouette, as well. Fall's bomber-jacket bustier hybrids morphed into more season-appropriate belt-parka combos. The dresses over pants he did in black-on-black on the runway were rendered here in white-on-white. He mentioned Holly Hobbie rag dolls as an inspiration, a reference point that couldn't be more unlikely. Fashion's favorite Goth? Not this season, at least.