Riccardo Tisci got a lot of attention for his Fall 2009 Couture collection for Givenchy where the heavy Middle Eastern influence stayed just this side of cheesy and turned many Givenchy fans into fanatics. What Tisci did so well was take ancient traditional shapes and themes and use them to redefine what we think of as modern. This season for Spring 2010 Couture, Tisci seemed to turn that same attention to Spain with flamenco dress shapes, bull fighter bolero jackets, and surrealist mosaic embellishments. Tisci was inspired by seventies makeup artist, photographer, and art director Serge Lutens for the dramatic collection. Expect to see these pieces pop up in countless editorials and on the likes, of say, Rihanna.
And, I'll say it right now, I want to see more of Tischi. He is by far my favorite designer bow in all of style.com's images.