Givenchy Spring/Summer 2012.
Givenchy designer, Riccardo Tisci, reportedly lists surfers and mermaids as his influences behind this collection.
It was as if these "water babies" had come to life, walking out of the sea in tight pants, almost wet-suit like,
like a neoprene dream. Jackets with strong, confident shoulders and dresses that had ruffles and peplums
that were representative of some sort of oceanic creature.
Hair and make up were left to the minimum, with a natural wave and clean skin; only highlighted by
a sequin-like sparkle under the eye and on the eyelid to give the illusion of fish scales.
This is my most loved Givenchy collection to date. Something just resonates with me - I would
like to think it is because I was a mermaid in my past life, but it's realistically probably more due
to the fact his influences are quite similar to mine.