Inspired by "horseback riding, Guy Bourdin, and Paris in the '70s", designer Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy delivered a tough-girl collection filled with slick leather separates in a moody color palette, knee-high boots, and equestrian jackets. In contrast, the collection also showcased lacy slip dresses, sheer blouses paired with pleated skirts, and silky camisoles. Watch to see the entire runway show now!
>> "Horse riding, Guy Bourdin, and Paris in the '70s," were Riccardo Tisci's talking points for Fall 2012 Givenchy. The horse-riding influence was present in the form of equestrian jackets, slouchy jodhpurs, and chap-like knee-high boots. But this wasn't your average English countryside jaunt; there were also ruffled peplums and undulating bustles, lacy boudoir slip dresses, ruffles of scarlet chiffon, and an eye-popping amount of slick black leather. The tough sexiness? Part of it was the Guy Bourdin '70s bit, sure, but mostly it was all Tisci.
For Givenchy's Fall 2012 collection, Riccardo Tisci showed a strong lineup of equestrian-inspired looks comprised of structural leather dresses, luxurious over-the-knee riding boots, and sexy lace. Precision-cut jackets were paired with jodhpur trousers, and full pleated skirts were styled with cropped caplet jackets, driving home the riding theme. Tisci's signature hard-edge style was present in every look; dresses ranged from architectural leather renditions to embellished boudoir-like slip dresses showing sexy slits and sheer detailing. For added texture, Tisci showcased sumptuous two-tone short-sleeve jackets and tricolor vests. There were also a bevy of leather pants dipped in bright red hues and our favorite: a standout pair of black quilted trousers. More highlights from the collection below.
- Trends: Leather dresses, structured coats, over-the-knee boots, jodhpurs.
- Colors: Red, black, brown, camel, tangerine, purple.
- Key Look: We loved the structural leather pieces and tailored blazers.
- Accessories: Over-the-knee boots, wide belts, leather gloves, silk scarves.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave dramatic fashion-forward looks like front-row attendees Alicia Keys, Leigh Lezark, and Cassie Ventura.