February 2, 2011

An animal charm
at Givenchy

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At Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci presented his chic, sophisticated take on street wear. With their hands in their pockets, a gang of bad boys in buttoned-up shirts and kaleidoscopic-print bombers over bermuda shorts stomped along the runway in lace-up thigh-high creepers. The look was aggressive, but the execution always sober and elegant.

A subtle mix of colors – black, brown, camel – and luxe materials – fur, matte leather, silk – brought a touch of delicacy and refinement to the collection. Riccardo Tisci asserted his anti-conformism with studded dog collars and "Obsedia" belts with hanging charms. The season's key motif, meanwhile, was a snarling Rottweiler!

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