“A traveling, nomadic woman,” said Riccardo Tisci of his inspiration this season. “She’s a gypsy, really.” One with a taste for Tisci’s brand of strong tailoring too, which the designer blended with bohemian influences for a collection that reinforced the identity he has established for the house, while presenting an original and chic angle. Paisley prints drawn from the Givenchy archives were soft on a scarf poncho with a thick chain neckline, and structured when spliced with graphic patterns on an elegant slim gown with a high neckline. The patterns injected great color — red, gold and blue — into the otherwise mostly black-and-white lineup, which addressed Tisci’s essentials, like sarouel pants, shirtdresses and bomber jackets, while leaving room for more directional effects. Reinterpretations of traditional tailcoats made for some of the best pieces on dresses and crisp shirts with open sleeves cut from wrist to underarm. The paisleys were echoed in accessories, printed on structured bags, while shoes underscored a chic tribal look with open-toe knee-high boots done in a stamped braided leather.

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