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Givenchy Spring 2011 Haute Couture


Riccardo Tisci wowed his audience with ten gowns that are heavily influenced by the Japanese culture. His inspirations came from the dancer Kazuo Ohno who specialized in the form of dance called Butoh, and Japanese robot toys. An all Asian cast  including Liu Wen, Sun Fei Fei, Ai Tominaga and Hye Rim Park walked down the runway in gowns that took up to 4000 hours to complete.

The Robot influences are very visible in the garments, but it was especially evident through his accessories and the helmets that were designed by Philip Treacy. The gowns included hand-painted silk tulle skirts, jackets that features robot designs on the back, oversized obi-belts, lots of intricate embroideries and sequins.

This is a stunning collection and I can’t stop staring at the gowns. The amount of detail in each gown is extraordinary. Hands down one of my favourite Haute Couture shows this season. Not to mention it’s so refreshing to see Asian faces on the runway!

What do you guys think!?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Minh permalink
    2011/01/30 12:31 am

    Looks nice and elegant. Can’t see how it would take thousands of hours to produce though. Probably spent most of that time drinking tea…

    • 2011/01/30 4:49 pm

      Lots of the pieces are hand drawn, hand sewn etc, so it takes time to sew the pattern, and time for the paint to dry.

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