One of New York Fashion Week most anticipated events, the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear show, took place this Friday on Pier 26 next to the Hudson River and in front of the Freedom Tower at sundown, time when the lights of the building began to glitter as a way of paying homage to the attacks that occurred on September eleventh of 2001. Different reasons acknowledge the importance of the French fashion house show date: The fourteenth anniversary of the city’s attacks, the brand’s new flagship opening at Madison Avenue, and Riccardo Tisci’s tenth anniversary at the front of the fashion house.
The collection was committed to the theme of love and sharing, as could by appreciated by the environment and decoration where the show took place, the great diversity of people that conformed the audience which included celebrities, fashion students and the winners of the contest that was launched on September the first. Also the French fashion house installed a set of screens along different points of the city where people could watch the show live.
Conformed by 88 looks,ranging from ready-to-wear, haute couture and menswear, the collection displayed a reinterpretation of the designs that Riccardo Tisci has created along its first decade at Givenchy, being a contrast between black and white pieces. The show had live performances that traverse six different types of religious music that concluded with an ”Ave Maria”.