Family Ties

June 17th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Riccardo Tisci‘s ads for Givenchy have long relied on a familiar theme – family, namely those fashionable characters Tisci counts amongst his band of Givenchy loyalists. As such you’ll always see familiar faces like Mariacarla Boscono, Jamie Bochert and Julia Nobis in the mix of a Tisci campaign alongside fresh Tisci approved faces like show opener Veroniek Gielkens, new face Alessio Pozzi and the buzzed about Kendall Jenner. This season the campaign’s lineup even includes a select number of stars whose lineage makes them fashion royalty - Stephanie Seymour‘s handsome son, Peter Brant Jr. makes his campaign debut in Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)’s sleek imagery. With more images set to debut soon only time will tell how many will feature in this seasonal family reunion.

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First Look: DSECTION + Givenchy

October 25th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

DSECTION Magazine presents us with a Givenchy exclusive straight from the mastermind behind the brand itself, none other than Riccardo Tisci. In “The New Ethnic” by Mariano Vivanco, Tisci carefully selects his favorite Latin American and African inspired looks from his S/S 14 collection to bring us the fierce cover story below. DSection + Givenchy? Luxury menswear at its best.

Models: Betty Adewole, Ivan Gonzales, Harry Goodwins, Jibril, Emil, Andy Walters, and Marcus Parkin | Creative Direction: Paulo De Amorim Meixedo | Fashion: Paolo Zagoreo | Casting: Paul Isaac | Hair: James Brown | Makeup: Zoe Taylor | Set Design: Trish Stephenson

Text By Victoria Perillo

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El Bambi

October 24th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Never underestimate the power of a well placed bit of cartoon magic; each season Riccardo Tisci comes up with at least one Givenchy must have that makes a splash and for the last few months its been all about Bambi. The opening look of the designer’s critically lauded fall collection was a Disney inspired sweatshirt that added touch of twee to the typically hard-edged Givenchy look and instantly became a cult status symbol. The signature piece has been making waves in magazines of late with the Bambi shirt appearing on the cover of Vogue Japan, the newly launched Miss Vogue AustraliaVogue China and Madame Figaro, not to mention inside appearances in i-D Magazine & V Magazine. Add in the fact that this little number has also been spotted on the backs of everyone from Beyoncé Knowles to Carine Roitfeld and you have the makings of a moment.

SHOP THE LOOK: Givenchy Bambi Sweatshirt at Net-A-Porter 

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Vogue Japan | Ph. Sølve Sundsbø | Model Daria Strokous | Fashion Editor - George Cortina

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V Magazine | Ph.  Sebastian Faena | Model - Dalianah Arekion | Fashion Editor - Carine Roitfeld

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i-D Magazine | Ph. Daniel Sannwald (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)  | Model - Sam Rollinson | Fashion Editor - Charlotte Stockdale

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Ph. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | Celebrity - Amanda Seyfried

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Vogue China | Ph. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Model - Fei Fei Sun | Fashion Editor - Nicoletta Santoro (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

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Miss Vogue Australia | Ph. Benny Horne | Celebrity - Elle Fanning | Fashion Editor - Christine Centenera

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Stylist Magazine (France) | Ph. Jonas Bresnan | Fashion Editor – Julie Levoyer

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Falling 4 Pre-Fall

December 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Pre-fall is in full swing and the season between seasons is providing us with plenty of eye-candy this time around. Take a look at some of our favorites so far and be sure to let us know what you’re loving in the comments.



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Model: Kel Markey / Images Courtesy Helmut Lang

Neutrals – particularly dramatic black and white – are the bread and butter of the new incarnation of Helmut Lang. Don’t let last season’s foray into bold color fool you, designers Michael and Nicole Colovos have always had a special place in their heart for a restrained color palette. The duo also loves a sharply cut leather jacket and a well applied use of ombre, so their pre-fall look was just one hit after another.


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Models: Magdalena Jasek, Sara Blomqvist, Katya Ryabinkina

Naturally designer Francisco Costa gave Calvin loyalists minimalism, but the brand’s pre-fall looks had an autumnal twist. Described as ‘essential classics’ Costa’s pieces were appealing reinventions of pieces every woman ought to have in her wardrobe; the perfect camel coat, the figure hugging shift, even a few pared down dresses that can go from day into evening.



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Model: Ricardo Figueiredo

Givenchy always keeps us on our toes and their pre-fall offerings are no exception; leather shorts, deconstructed argyle sweaters, blazers emblazoned with the word pervert – everything is just a little off-kilter, but that keeps things exciting. Like many designers do during this season, Riccardo Tisci looked to the idea of essentials and took some of his bestselling pieces into fresh territory. Just when you think you’ve tired of those ubiquitous doberman t-shirts, Tisci gives you a remixed version of the statement look done in a digitized print.


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Model: Valery Kaufman / Images Courtesy Phillip Lim

Easily the most sophisticated take on the biker lore that we’ve seen in ages. Fashionphiles are sure to see some Balenciaga parallels in this collection, but adapting high fashion ideas for contemporary set is part of Lim’s formula. Lim played with embellishment, adding in crystals, embroidery and loads of layering for added interest. As always accessories are on point, with a sporty brand new backpack serving as the standout piece.

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Powerful Soul

November 16th, 2011 |Posted by models.com

The ever so fascinating Lea T shines with a bevy of male models in the latest issue of Candy Magazine by Andreas Larsson. The Givenchy muse sports a both masculine and feminine looks and even tangos with fellow androgynous model Andrej Pejic in Yves Saint Laurent. Riccardo Tisci gushes about her saying that she is a “unique, rare, natural beauty, a combination of purity, hardness, romanticism, and agressiveness: all components of androgyny that are bound to both sexes,” and we couldn’t agree more!

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Givenchygasm

June 7th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Riccardo Tisci‘s gothic view for Givenchy is the perfect compliment for Steven Klein‘s darkly erotic photographs and in this month’s Interview the forces combine for an engrossing editorial starring Saskia de Brauw and Guinevere Van Seenus. The Amanda Lear and Bettie Page inspired fall collection was filled with suggestive undertones and Ludivine Poiblanc selects sheer pieces that seem designed to titillate. Julien d’Ys‘s larger than life anime hair styles and Stephane Marais‘s bold makeup, give the story an added sense of whimsy, but nothing (not even a backdrop of crushed cars) can take our eyes off of those Tisci creations.

Read the full interview with Riccardo at Interview Magazine

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The Givenchy Groove

May 21st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Riccardo Tisci brings his unique vision for Givenchy to the pages of Vogue Paris with an incredible editorial by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Featuring R&B star Ciara (looking incredibly model-esque) and Givenchy regulars Simon Nessman, Paolo Roldan, Manuel Ramos, Emil Dostovic, Dafne Cejas and Jonathan Marquez, the story sizzles with its sexy and uninhibited vision.

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Perfect 10

October 29th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Every season there are a few choice moments that get us excited about fashion all over again. Whether these moments come courtesy of established designers or emerging talents is irrelevant: what matters is how these instances make us feel. This season was chock full of excitement for everyone involved, but these were the moments, places, people and things that made me stand up and take note.

01. Alexander McQueen

The show of the season hands-down and a personal favorite: everything, from the sci-fi makeup to the outlandish shoes, was unlike anything else. In a season where designers were cutting back, scaling down and generally eschewing creativity in favor of monotony,Alexander McQueen managed to break boundaries and inspire.

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02. Acne

Ingenious little details are what set Acne Jeans apart from other lines; the metal touches on their jeans this season managed to be reminiscent of Balenciaga without feeling derivative. I cannot wait to see these jeans worn in real life by especially daring girls

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03. Danielle Scutt

There was something so unabashedly girly about the glittering pink lips Hannah Murray gave the girls at Danielle Scutt’s show. The look isn’t particularly user friendly off the runway, but the hard texture of the glitter just stands out beautifully against that bright fuchsia lip color: tiny little changes can really elevate a look from ordinary to extraordinary.

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04. Viktor and Rolf

The idea of Viktor & Rolfsawing into their tulle ball gowns with chainsaws is the kind of ultimate fashion moment that deserves to be preserved. Here’s to hoping that someone has video of the momentous preparations that led up to their S/S show.

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05. DARIA at Balmain

In a season dominated by newcomers, it was refreshing to see a familiar face. Ms. Werbowy’s opening slot at Balmain was the highlight of the show – gold lamé bondage dresses notwithstanding – and the selective appearance reminded us just how a true modeling MVP can elevate a whole look.

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06. Christopher Kane

Like everyone else looking at Kane, I really expected an encore presentation of either fall’s tough girl chic or last spring’s dainty scalloped edges: unforeseen were the series of plaid dresses straight out of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book. If there was anyone on earth who saw this coming, they deserve either a special medal or their own psychic hotline ala Sylvia Brown. Christopher just keeps us on our toes, even if you didn’t love this collection you still have to wonder just what is coming next.

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07. Gareth Pugh

Granted, the Pugh feathers were definitely conjuring images of Phillip Treacy’s creations for McQueen, but you can’t deny the visual impact they gave on the runway.

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08. Rick Owens

This was perhaps the lightest, brightest, most freewheeling Rick Owens collection ever crafted. One could practically hear birds chirping in the background, from the cheerfulness of it all.

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09. Ohne Titel

If you didn’t pick up on the strappy bondage inspired shoe trend this season, you were either fast-asleep or purposefully ignoring the wave of perilous footwear coming our way. Of all the staggering heels designed to entice our inner foot fetishist, Ohne Titel‘s were the most fabulous.

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10. Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci is constantly critiqued for his lack of cohesiveness within collections, but I have always found that the lack of cohesion can make for welcome surprises. One of my favorite dresses of the season was a frothy yellow number worn by Ranya Mordanova: in a collection praised for its graphic black and white severity, this was a welcome and wholly unexpected touch of softness and delicacy. On the right girl – someone please contact Thandie Newton’s publicist – I can imagine this being the perfect spring dress.

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(Image courtesy of Vogue.co.uk)

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