Givenchy’s longtime creative director Riccardo Tisci announced last month that he would part ways with the Paris-based design house he joined in 2005 and subsequently put (back) on the map with couture collections and "it" bags, as well as graphic garments. The house confirmed Tisci’s departure exclusively to WWD, noting that his last collections were January’s Fall/Winter 2017 men’s wear and Fall 2017 couture. The separation effective January 31, followed the expiration of his latest employment agreement.
With the aforegoing in mind, Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2017 womenswear collection was not shown by way of the usual runway presentation. Instead, the 27-look line up made its debut by way of a lookbook. Consisting of all-red looks, the collection is an homage to Tisci’s work for the brand over the past 12 years, including a "reinterpretation of [its] iconic silhouettes."
Pointed crown-like headbands paired with floor-lgnth veils evoke accessories from Tisci's Fall 2009 couture collection for the house. A tiered dress with a turtle neck harkens back to the same one that he showed (albeit in black) for Fall/Winter 2007. The Bambi graphic sweatshirt paired with a sheer/embellished skirt and multi-skinned boots from F/W 2013 went red for F/W 2017. And the list goes on, including some looks dating back to Spring/Summer 2006 and leading all the way up to Spring/Summer 2017. A fitting - and downright beautiful - tribute to the talent of Tisci.
See the collection in its entirety below (in red), followed by the original designs.