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                                                                                  Fall 2012 Haute Couture

                                                                                  Givenchy Fall 2012 Haute Couture

                                                                                  WORDS - BOBBY MOZUMDER, PHOTOS COURTESY OF GIVENCHY

                                                                                  Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy Haute Couture collections are always a religous experience, and his Fall 2012 edition is no different.  For this season, spirituality comes from the gypsy world, a developing trend this winter.  The press release enclosed below provides further information on the collection.

                                                                                  The collision of contradictions engenders a collection where Haute Couture exhales the infinity of craftsmanship. Riccardo Tisci plays with contrasts to reveal the strength and the beauty of a woman.

                                                                                  The opulence of the gypsy world meets the pure lines of the 1960s. Rich and elaborate materials and techniques interact with graphic simplicity. Cocoon-capes feature braided leather with metal rings or an intricate red beaded embroidered motif that extend onto black and red beaded fringes.

                                                                                  Short kimono or stole-like sleeves in leather or fur give a geometric accent to the collection. Column dresses are embellished with tassels of leather or silk fringes. Plucked mink is shaved to create a motif that is lacquered in red or laser cut to form a fur lace embroidered with red caged crystals and red leather-covered crystals.

                                                                                  The restrained color palette of black, brown and beige is highlighted by touches of scarlet red. Monochromatic silhouettes alternate the sheen of braided nappa or leather fringes along with the intensity of suede or silk velvet.