Runway News


There’s nothing I’m obsessed with more right now for Fall/Winter 2009 than Riccardo Tisci-designed bags, shoes, and outerwear.  The designer’s work at Givenchy for the Spring/Summer 2010 season proved that there are only more exciting things to come.

Tisci worked his magic in a slew of sculpted black and white looks that were at once edgy and feminine. In particular, there was a striped white blazer with bold shoulders that was paired with slouchy white short shorts and a geometrically cut top that was to die for – especially when paired with the black plateau ultra-high boots. A number of looks also featured extra-wide lapels, a trend which I’m hoping will stick for Spring 2010.

The only blip in the collection were the full-on patterned looks – even taken apart and worn not as a head-to-toe look (as they were later in the show), the prints would be exceedingly hard to pull off. Luckily, this was quickly forgotten when the draped goddess-like mini dresses accented with rouching and embroidery made their way out on the runway, and later in white on white patterned looks. Shown in a variety of colors, the mini dresses were nothing short of stunning both aesthetically-speaking, and in terms of craftsmanship.

As for the shoes, in particular there were some jaw-dropping wrapped black boots, black booties, and patterned opened-toe boots that matched particular looks that Tisci created.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.