Riccardo Tisci’s collection for Givenchy was inspired by Metropolis, the 1927 (that 20’s trend is just not going away) sci-fi movie set ‘in an urban dystopia that explores the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism.’ Who says fashion isn’t relevant?
If Tisci has anything to do with it, couture anti capitalists (how’s that for an oxymoron?) will be wearing jewelled nose rings and crystal earrings the size of salad plates this winter when expounding their Marxist theories.
Sci fi and politics aside, the collection was working the punk influences circulating in fashion’s undercurrent. Chunky, exposed zips; id chain straps; biker jackets; wet look, black sequined dresses; wife beater vests under embroidered gowns and high metal studded sandals. Coming so soon after Chanel’s Mohawk hair do’s this morning, it seemed the spirit of Poly Styrene was coming through loud and clear.
By Paula Reed in Paris