Givenchy goes tribal for 2014, showing their Spring/Summer 2014 collection in a runway fashion show for Paris Fashion Week on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France.
The fashion show began to the accompaniment of African tribal drums, switching over to a piano instrumental once the designs rolled out.
Models with painted faces hit the Givenchy run bedecked in distinct tribal motifs including striped wraparound dresses that looked a little like saris or togas that are worn African tribal women today.
The tribal theme was carried over into stylized tribal mask prints on colorful tops, ostrich feathers, and draped dresses with corded bodices.
A little less tribal or even “ethnic” are Givenchy’s colorful pinafore or jumper-like dresses with striped detailing (fully beaded!), a selection of brown ochre gowns with lots of gathers and metallic jumpsuits, while other unusual designs seem to straddle the fence.
Shoes from the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 collection are unusual chunky leather sandals in a variety of colors with huge centrally located silver buckles and durable thick, flat soles. Bags appear to be simple, unconstructed pouches.
Take a look at the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 collection in my slideshow and embedded video…