Whilst promoting Givenchy's new lower-priced capsule collection in Barney's last week, Riccardo Tisci proved to be as endearing as ever, explaining that he wanted to "come here [to Barneys] to meet the clients, the women who end up wearing my clothes, to talk with them and really connect with them, but this is my only public appearance this week". The collection - which is lower-priced by 40 percent - revolves around Tisci's signature white shirts and studded garments, and though it might be lower-priced, when asked if he would consider a collaboration with a high street giant, Tisci replied "It's too early. I'm still building the brand, and we want to stay on image."
The designer also hinted at details of a new secret project, which involved him designing costumes for a show to be performed in 2011 - a "combination of music and opera, [it] will travel worldwide. A project like this has been my dream." Although he couldn't say much more about the new project, Tisci did reveal a model that he loves, and has yet to work with. "The girls I cast are the girls who when I was a student made me dream. Adriana Lima, Frankie Rayder, Ana Claudia Michels . . . The one who hasn't worked out yet is Kate Moss, but I hope to work with her in the future". Another lady that Riccardo would love to work with is Ciara, after dressing her for her Fashion Rocks Rio performance last week, "Yes, she is a muse. I had never met her before, but it was one of the most amazing moments of my life. We really clicked; I can respect her as an artist and a woman and she respects me as an artist and as a man. I look forward to working with her again soon." So it looks like there is a lot in store for both Riccardo and Givenchy in the near future. In the mean time, we're off to Barney's to bag ourselves some Givenchy goodies...
Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, who has just returned from the Oi Fashion Rocks festivities in Rio de Janeiro earlier this week, popped in to Barneys in New York to oversee the heavily anticipated launch of the brand's capsule collection. The 20-odd piece collection, which is to become a twice-yearly collection, and which now see pieces being sold 40 percent cheaper than previously, will predominantly focus on two main themes: the Givenchy "Romantic White Blouse" and "Studs". Shoppers even will have the opportunity to purchase a revamped version of the Bettina blouse, first created in 1952 and complete with ruffles and ribbing, as well as a series of studded, pieces ranging from leather jackets and structured dresses to trousers and accessories.
Despite having only arrived back in the states a few days earlier and only having 24 hours notice of the appearance at Barneys, the Central St Martins graduate still managed to fit in a quick interview with Fashionologie, and we just couldn't resist sharing it with you.