Givenchy Spring 2013
Tisci cited 60s couture, neoclassicism and nuns' habits as the inspiration for the collection, and the influence can be seen in the exaggerated ruffles and luxurious fabrics.
The opening look was a feminine powder-blue dress with a single long sleeve and graceful ruffles along the neckline and sides.
From there, proportions became more exaggerated, as one-shoulder dresses ballooned from the neckline only to taper off into tailored trousers. Trousers were paired with everything, from oversized jackets to delicate dresses. Low sandals with clear plastics streamlined the clothes, making the models appear almost barefoot.
The collection was a stripped-down celebration of elegance, the kind that demands respect without screaming for attention. Tisci delivered the ultimate in Paris chic - subtle, beautiful and undeniably modern.