PARIS, Oct 5, 2009 / FW/ — With the models wearing conical hats in either black or white, the first thing that came to mind was whether they were Coneheads, (from the 1993 sci-fi comedic movie), or they are Viking warriors. Then, you do a double take and remember that Riccardo Tisci has a propensity for religious items, hence you ask yourself, are those Bishop Mitre headdresses?
Yet, after the distraction caused by those strange hats, the beauty of the collection begins to emerge in your eyes; as you realize for the first time that this is perhaps the most commercially viable collection that Tisci had done so far.
Since he stepped into the creative helm of Givenchy five years ago, Riccardo Tisci has enjoyed favorable reviews. Unfortunately, those great editorial had not translated into ‘commercially viable’ as he remained in cult territory even after 10 seasons.
To be fair, it is probably because Tisci’s vision is so different from the DNA of the house that the fashion set needed time to adjust. The Italian designer after all is trying to debunk one of the most memorable names in French fashion.
It took Riccardo Tisci 5 years, and finally his vision is being accepted by the fashionista. Let us just hope that the world follows soon.