Givenchy: seductive and mysterious beauty

This post is the first one in a new series devoted to the designers and fashion houses I adore the most. Beyond reporting on the newest trends and collections, I will also be looking at the history and style development of fashion world icons and creators.

One my favourite fashion houses is Givenchy. No wonder why – intense colours, sheer flowing fabrics and edgy clean cuts are what my personal style is mainly about. I have always been torn between feminine looks and powerful minimalism. The fashion house of Givenchy resolves this dilemma by seamlessly incorporating both in their exceptionally distinctive style. Their most recent collection is a perfect example of that.

The Givenchy Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show in Paris was impressive. Striking, sleek and to some extent gothic, the collection played largely with contrasts. Opaque tops combined with sheer legs, cropped jackets with ultra long skirts, and structured clean cut pieces with flowing garments. Many pieces were embellished with zippers conveying a strong attitude counterbalanced with feminine highly detailed blouses and sheer pants. Predominantly black, the collection also embraced ghostly white and earthy animal inspired prints.

The androgynous makeup with dark lips and clean cut/sleek hairstyles were in absolute harmony with the collection. Overall, Givenchy adhered to their vision of feminine beauty and demonstrated a highly structured yet seductive and mysterious collection.

P.S. The Givenchy Haute Couture is not out yet… I am looking forward to the collection and will definitely report all my findings to you dear friends :)

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  1. Stylish Traveller January 19, 2011

    I love Givenchy too! Wish I were there to see the live show :)