Givenchy Spring 2012












Givenchy’s new ‘Black Surfers’ Spring 2012 ad campaign presents a deliciously dark and brooding start to the year. Italian designer Riccardo Tisci envokes a stormy atmosphere with the season-appropriate beach setting juxtaposed against darkening skies and gothic black surfboards, in order to convey the typically romantic theme behind the collection: ‘the expression of a love story between a surfer and a mermaid.’

Largely inspired by underwater elements, the Givenchy Spring 2012 collection offers opulent shell-pink tailoring in the shape of form-fitting silhouettes, with curved lapels, low-slung shapes and surprise touches of eel skin, as well as an abundance of sea-foam ruffles, chiffon sequins and luxe metallics. In menswear, olive green military-inspired outerwear is offset by the continued repetition of Tisci’s strikingly exotic Birds of Paradise print (undoubtedly one of my favourite prints of the season) which will be exploding onto t-shirts, jackets and accessories this spring.

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