Designer Riccardo Tisci’s went in full fold for this Givenchy Fall 2016 collection inside Le Carreau du Temple, with black on black on black pairings of velvet and wool blends. His styling also mixed in some traditional cheetah print with a modern pattern of Egyptian religious imagery and neutral earthy reds, browns, khakis, all in psychedelic tiling separates.
Tisci created a stylish offering of fall go-tos that brings a whole lot of textures (if you have none) which could potentially add some fun mixtures into your wardrobe; with distinctive multi-colored metallic cropped-chest leather jackets, mosaic styled tops and matching above the knee skirts to choose from. And don’t forget about those knee length desert sand snake boots embellished by a gold cone heel. Can you say, divine?
But this whole ‘Eye of Horus, ancient Egyptian cult riff’ is becoming a bit overdone. Unless Tisci was channeling Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” music video from 2013. Bravo, we get it.
The selections were not in bad taste at all, but for Givenchy, a bit underrated from what I was expecting to feel this season. The show simply would not have been a show without all the added minor detailing of it—for instance, the model’s dark eyes and bleached eyebrows.
But of course, we’ll let you slide this time. Why? Because Givenchy is allowed to get away with this because - well - their Givenchy.
Throw on a common earthy bohemian palette and some missing eye brows — and you got yourself a runway show folks.
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a poet and freelance fashion writer, photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.