As seen in:
Vogue Paris, May 2011 - photographed by Mert & Marcus
Vogue Germany, May 2011 - photographed by Greg Kadel
Madame Figaro France; photographed by Dominique Issermann
During the Paris Fashion Week the French fashion label Givenchy introduced its couture collection consisting of ten floor-lenght dresses as a presentation at the Hôtel d'Evreux to the press. While the couture collections from 2010 comprised black as main colour and drab blue, are now replaced with white and fresh yellow, green and rose shades; fine tulle instead of flashy sequins; heavenly feathering instead of sturdy zippers and sophisticated embroidery instead of wild ruffles. Creative director Riccardo Tisci, who is primarily known for his dark Gothic-Look, thus announced his image makeover for the first time. The inspiration is based on his recent trip to Japan, ''Not in the sense of the geishas, but as the site of fusion of robots and mechanical achievements, and the Japanese dancer Kazuo Ohno, who introduced the dance called Butoh expression.'' The Japanese culture and lifestyle seem to impressed Tisci so intense that its still received in his latest couture showAutomne-Hiver2011-2012. ''I'm trying to find the light in the darkness,'' he explaines the unexpected change of style, ''very pure and soft and very fragile, a romantic dream.''