Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Super Show

The fashion world is funny. It's funny, because it has such a fine, inexplicable equilibrium, as if it works for and through itself, without minding what all those fancy people think or do. It's funny, because every season, there's a show that makes everyone sit silent for a second and ponder the implications, the impressive effect the collection they've just seen will have on the future. Two seasons ago, it was Celine. Last season it was Haider Ackermann. This season it's Givenchy, methinks.

Even from my pathetic little corner in the online fashion world, I can see it. It was just one of those shows that will be talked about until the next fashion month. One of those shows with the perfect array of models, one of those shows opened by Natalia Vodianova and closed by Gisele Bundchen.

Inspired by mermaids and surfers (visible in shark-tooth necklaces, scale-like sequins and skirts with considerably longer sides, like mermaid tails), the collection had the kind of superfluous greatness that simply allows one to "enjoy the show", because the pieces are so good, they don't require extra attention. 

Sure, we could drool just about all day long over those perfectly-cut, perfectly colored vests and blazers, but then we might miss the ankle-length pants which were just the perfect amount of "tight".

The shinier-than-thou (ha!) trend didn't skip the Givenchy runway, but in a particularly impressive fixing-up of sequins, their fluidity reminiscent of the scales on a mermaid's tail. 

To conclude, Riccardo Tisci has managed to deliver one of those stop-and-stare shows, and after you stop and stare, you make a small sound of yearning. I foresee all those glorious garments flying off the racks and into the closets of cool girls, rock chicks and business women alike. 

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  2. love it ! I love to read you !!!!great post as always!


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  5. Lovely blog! very good choices on this post! I particulary like the Givenchy ones! Following :)

  6. love the last look! and the tailored jackets are fantastic

  7. Thank you so much for following :)

    Loving this collection!


  8. it's gorgeous!
    This collection is amazing... thanks for sharing ^_^

  9. I agree with you Jo! It's such a fantastic show and I really like the inspiration behind it! My favorite pieces are the necklaces! How fierce, don't you think? xoxoxoo

  10. Questi abiti sono bellissimi il quinto è fantastico ! Se ti va possiamo seguirci a vicenda.


  11. your post is really interesting! great collection!!
    would you like to have a look at our blog?
    and this is a link about Hermès exhibition in Rome:http://www.lefreaks.com/blog/varie/mostra-hermes.php

  12. Amazing!
    Thank you for the nice comment and for following, I followed you, too. :)


  13. I am so in love with this collection! I definitely agree with you that this is THE collection of the season!


  14. I lvoe Tisci and Givenchy, he is one of my fav designers. I do lvoe ur blog as weel, in fact I follow u on twitter and bloglovin.

    Thx 4 ur sweet comment,



  15. wow, this show is amazing! I adore erin and gisele.. and these outfits are worth dying for!
    By the way, I just found your blog and I have to say that I really like it!– your style is original and I read your blog with alot of pleasure. I adore blog like yours :) so.. I just wonder..if we could follow each other..Please answer! But even if your answer is “no” I’ll be still your reader

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  16. Well presented, I love your blogging style . This collection, amazing =)

  17. speaking of mermaids and surfers, i really loved versace's collection this year. i think that the over-the-top glamour that donnatella adds into all of her collections would make it the IT runway show.

    but we will see.


  18. I really like your blog! I am going to follow you :)


  19. love the last few pieces - the ones with the nude colours, such a wonderful collection.

  20. This is such amazing collection! one of my favorites :)

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