Every Winter, when the day draws in at 3pm and my lips are chapped far beyond the help of my Creme de la Mer lip balm, I long for the lazy summer months. I've always been a sun baby, opting for a sun-kissed face over rose-tinted cheeks and having wavy, sea-drenched hair over split, wind-swept rats-tails. I long for relieving my Ugg-booted feet so I can slip them into my Miu Miu metallic gladiator sandals and unfolding myself from Rick Owens' knitwear and into Vanessa Bruno's crinkled, cotton sundress.
That was of course until I saw these newly released A/W '09 campaign pictures from Givenchy:
Goodbye Summer sunshine, hello Winter wardrobe.
Moving on from his 'Western Bondage' S/S '09 collection, Tisci produced a far more commercial Winter collection, replete with statement shoulders, silhouette-shaping lace dresses and fiercly tailored pants, all cut to flatter the feminine form and and with a huge dose of attitude. Decorated in feathers, studs and glossy goat hair, the collection was laced in signature black (alongside a sprinkling of chocolate, lemon, midnight blue and angelic white) and finished with origami-cut pleats and leather inserts to provide the perfect ratio of 1940s starlet and underground dominatrix.
So while I won't be throwing out my glads just yet, I will however be looking to Givenchy and indeed the coming Winter months far more so than ever and with a new found respect.
Raven bowl-cut hair and berry-red lips optional of course.