The Autumn Winter 2012- 2013 collection of Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy consisted of only 10 designs. But those ten designs are absolutely jaw-dropping with their impeccable detailing and craftsmanship.
Mixing elegant feminine silhouettes reminiscent of the 60s combined with the opulence of Gypsy-like capes, elaborate trimmings and edgings, Tisci has created pieces with as much attention to the rear view as the front view.
Each element is laden with complicated handiwork: beading, fringe, basketweave-woven leather, even mink – sheared, shaved and cut out to resemble embroidery and as trim. I can’t do the collection justice with words. Just look at the breathtaking photos from the collection’s debut in Paris.
These ten pieces really exemplify Haute Couture: