By  on April 13, 2015

Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director, Neiman Marcus: “When you’re hot, you’re hot—and Riccardo Tisci is on fire with his sensational, sizzling fall collection of Victorian dark romance-meets-smoldering Latina lovers for Givenchy. The masculine/feminine tension of flirty ruffles and flounces juxtaposed with strict, tailored jackets with built-in corsets and models sporting jet-bead moustachioed nose rings perfectly balanced the ongoing androgyny that flourished on many runways. A fortune-teller’s tale of ruby reds, Bordeaux and claret heightened the mystery of black velvet devoré and chiffon. Peacock feather prints, the symbol of immortality, only added to the mystical magic of the collection.”

This story first appeared in the April 13, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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