The equal opportunities award at the Fall 2012 Couture show goes to Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.
Instead of a standard catwalk show, he presented the clothes in a look book format, and of the ten models, six were black, one was Indian and the remaining four were white. We think this is the first time we’ve seen a show where the majority of models were women of colour.
The clothes featured intricate beaded handiwork, ornate detail and you have to feel sorry for the seamstresses who no doubt spent hours making sure every bead and embellishment was just so.
Couture isn’t meant to be instantly wearable (unless you’re an A-lister on your way to an awards show) but we will see these looks filtered down to the high street. Bear these influences in mind when it’s time to pick out your Christmas party dress.
What do you think of Givenchy’s Fall Couture collection?