Riccardo Tisci’s ability to manifest trends from out-of-nowhere and turn them into cultural sensations is unparalleled. From wearing the most mediocre dog breed of all time on your chest (because nobody loves Rottweilers THAT much) to black leather kilts, and then getting rappers to co-sign all of it – the man has a gift. So, with the Spring/Summer season rapidly approaching, its time to look forward to the next big Tisci trend to really take off. If the editorials are any indication (see some of them below), we are in store for A-list rappers and all the subsequent wannabes, to be rocking bedazzled nose rings EVERYWHERE this Spring and Summer and, God willing, into next Fall and Winter. Because nothing says Spring/Summer like not being able to eat, drink, or smoke because you have an enormous piece of jewelry covering your entire mouth. Fashion.
Now, the Givenchy nose ring isn’t all that new. Tisci has been showing variations on the theme for the past year or so in both his men’s and women’s collections, as well as some of his final couture shows. But, like all good things, it is taking some time to catch on (e.g. Selfies. Can you remember a time before selfies? No, because who would want to?), and based on recent Tisci designs-turned-crazes, I’d be willing to bet we are headed into a golden age of bedazzled nose rings.
Gerhard Freidl for Apollo Novo (left) & Runde Sache for Die Presse (right)
Arthur Gosse for Hero (left) & Simone Nobili for Dust Magazine (right)
Fabian Nordstrom for Hypebeast
Sean O'Pry for Dansk
Grimes for Dazed & Confused (left) & Brenda Kranz for Qvest (right)
Lea T for (left) & Malgosia Bela for i-D (right)
Kate Moss for Vogue (left) & Marie Piovesan for Interview (right)
Vlada Roslyakova for Dazed & Confused (left) & Jessica Chastain for W (right)
Saskia de Brauw for Numero (left) & Marie Piovesan for Vogue Italia (right)
Franzi Mueller for Vogue Germany (left) & Karlie Kloss for British Vogue (right)