By THE NATION
FRENCH FASHION brand Givenchy recently hosted a party to celebrate the opening of its new store at Siam Paragon, inviting celebrity figures including Mario Maurer, Teeradetch Metawarayut, Prinya Intachai, Treechada Petcharat, Thanida Thamwimon and Bangkok’s A-listers to sip champagne, nibble on canapes and enjoy music by DJ Discodromo, the top DJ duo| from Berlin and long-time Givenchy collaborators who |flew in from Germany especially for the event.
The new store carries Givenchy men’s and women’s collections along with ready-to-wear to accessories that reflect the DNA of the house – a mixture of aristocratic elegance, dark romanticism, sensuality and classicism.
For the autumn-winter 2015 collection, creative director Riccardo Tisci has reinvented the Givenchy man and woman through a clash of cultures, juxtaposing the dark and poetic spirit of the Victorian era against the aggressive aesthetics of Latin/South America.
Tisci draws sensual and dangerous silhouettes and dresses his models’ faces with jewels to underline an intense beauty. Dresses are incrusted with devore, velvet, chiffon and jersey while his minaudiere clutches come in smooth, peacock-printed leather and black velvet.
Tisci has also presented his most personal men’s collection yet for the new season using the souvenirs he has brought back from numerous journeys as aesthetic references for outfits and separates boasting couture details and precise tailoring.