Friday, June 14, 2013

INSPIRATION Paul Poiret 1912... Givenchy Resort SS||2014

In the 1910s, the oracle of the mode was the amazing French designer Paul Poiret, who employed the language of orientalism to develop the romantic and theatrical possibilities of clothing with enigmatic silhouettes such as his iconic "lampshade" tunic and his "harem" trousers like this outfit from 1912 [left]. The work of Poiret, mostly for the silhouettes,  came to my mind when I saw the Resort 2014 collection of Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy [right].