Some of what was seen on the runway was soft, feminine and lucious. Some gowns had copius amounts of flow and colours that made us think, english garden. There is something organic to these pieces. This collection reaches woman on an intimate level.
Givenchy went all out for spring. Really, all out. There are hints of Japanese toy robots and what feels like soft swans flowing from weeping willows. Intense mixtures of soft and hard yet all done in the graceful hues really make it top of its game. The work Riccardo Tisci puts in to his pieces is unmatchable this season. One outfit required 2,000 hours of cutting and 4,000 hours of sewing.
Swarovski crystals and lazer cut organza bird wings are just some of the detailing Tisci used on this crazy beautiful fantasy induced collection. In our opinion he is undeniably a master of his craft.
Here are some of our top picks from the SPRING 2011 Givenchy Collection by Riccardo Tisci.
The big trend right now in Montreal is fur. It's everywhere, it's January. It's brutally cold outside as northern Canadians we can indulge in this, our love of history in the use of fur. It really does keep you warm and it's absolutely beautiful. Many opt for faux fur. We like vintage furs better. They are here, already on the market (2nd time around) and wouldn't you rather not see a beautiful fur scarf or hat be thrown in the garbage. Wouldn't you rather actually put it to good use? Like in -30 weather on the walk to work or adding it as an accessorie to the perfect outfit.
It seems to be that fur is litterally having it's second run at it. Many are sporting vintage fur hats, collars and scarfs. Bought in basement churches or second hand stores, giving a second life to real valurable pieces.
Here is are some looks from a fiew designers and their take on fur for Fall2010. All of them have incorporated both real and faux furs and have exceled. These looks would all work with Montreal weather at the moment.
We also wanted to show outfit choices that look good with fur. You could add fur hats, scarves, vests to all of these following outfits and it would look great.
Le Smoking MTL recently attended a Style & Conscience VIP launch of their accessories designed by Denis Gagnon at the Fine Arts Museum in Montreal. Style & Conscience is a online boutique brought to you by Montreal based nonprofit Montreal Couture.
Style & Conscience offers exclusivity all the way serving up orders only by demand. When you purchase one of these beautiful accessories you are supporting nonprofit organizations, such as the Heart and Stroke foundation this time around and also the garment industry workers in North America.
Denis Gagnon did a really fantastic job bringing his zipper genius style to a really good cause. He also took suggestions from online collaborators as an extra inspiration all the while keeping true to his familiar look.
We especially love this key chain!!! This is a perfect addition to any great black leather bag and adds an edge to an entire look.