Riccardo Tisci presented his fall 2016 collection for Givenchy on Sunday evening in Paris. It was a far cry from the serene, black-and-white range — filled with lacy, lingerie-inspired dresses and soft, silk suiting — that he showed on the runway in New York City last September to celebrate his 10th anniversary at the French house.
The designer looked to Egyptian culture for inspiration this time around: the Eye of Horus served as a frequent motif, as did a series of graphic printed silk pieces in sandy hues and light snakeskin boots and dresses. An avid music fan, Tisci also looked to two separate genres — pop and psychedelic — which translated into electric colors, kaleidoscopic prints, lots of leopard and metallic accents which sometimes gave the illusion of armor.
The designer also made heavy use of his perennial go-to fabrics: delicate lace, tough black leather and fur. Many pieces were adorned with golden medallions or buttons. And as per usual, Tisci's "Givenchy Family" was out in full force. Models Candice Swanepoel, Mariacarla Boscono, Irina Shayk and Bella Hadid — who walked as an exclusive — all hit the runway.
Browse the entire collection in the gallery below.