Tuesday, October 1, 2013

True Visionary - Givenchy S/S 2014

After almost four weeks of non-stop fashion week mayhem, I'll admit through a haze of fatigue, sleep deprivation, and model sensory overload, that many show line-ups are beginning to look not too dissimilar. One show that always manages to jolt me out of my semi-somnambulant state is Riccardo Tisci's awe-inspiring cast selection for Givenchy. While the Spring/Summer 2014 season has seen many a casting director and designer jump on the diversity bandwagon, Tisci has long been a key supporter of fashion runways with a distinct multi-ethnic hue. Opening Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2014 proceedings was the compelling Dutch newcomer Imaan Hammam, whose Egyptian and Moroccan background fused perfectly with the collection's African and Japanese inspired creations. Tisci's muses Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Lakshmi Menon, Lea T, Yasmine Warsame, and Jamie Bochert brought an air of familiarity to Givenchy's tribe of beauties. The season's it girls Natalia Siodmak, Kate Goodling, Cindy Bruna, Elodia Prieto, Grace Mahary, Edie Campbell, Sam Rollinson, and Mariana Santana were supported by the inclusion of a magnificent grouping of relative newcomers. Providing the element of surprise were Brazilian Kamila Hansen, Frenchie Estee Ramant, exotic Russian Irina Sharipova, Panama native Katrina Troncoso, Hungarian Timea Birkner, Brit comeback kid Betty Adewole, fellow compatriot Sophia Kelly, and the incredulously beautiful Filipino/African American Sherita Dehon. Rather than simply following casting trends, what Givenchy's collective of model warriors reflected was a truly directional and original casting approach which fitted seamlessly into Tisci's unflinching vision for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. 

Imaan Hammam
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Kamila Hansen
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Betty Adewole
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Irina Sharipova
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Kate Goodling
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Estee Ramant
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Katrina Troncoso
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Lakshmi Menon
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Sherita Dehon
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Anne Verhallen
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Mariana Santana
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Daniela Braga
Givenchy S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Cindy Bruna
Givenchy - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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