Givenchy Invents A New Peplum Using Motorcycle Jackets

The thing that impresses us about Givenchy time and time again is how it's able to completely reinvent the coolest shape of the season — whether it's a knee-high boot that looks like a Clydesdale hoof or a sweatshirt that looks more like armor than loungewear. Chalk it up to Riccardo Tisci's ability to spin straw into gold.
This season was no different; when you're presenting at the tail end of Fashion Month, it's hard to shock-and-wow them, especially when you're working with fairly basic pieces like floral prints, sheer polka dots, and leather jackets.
With those self-imposed restraints in place, Tisci was still able to do something completely novel, with deconstructed Disney sweatshirts, sheer embellished overlays, and new ways of layering that would take us two bottles of wine and a imagination transplant to even come close to dreaming up. The winning styling note was his update on the peplum. Using the shape of a standard, asymmetrical zip motorcycle jacket (in basic black leather and a stunning flomo print), Tisci used the "peplum" to cinch the waists of basic sweatshirts, boxy blouses, and fitted skirts. It's a piece we're sure is going to become the item to spot in upcoming editorials and shoots — not to mention, DIY videos.
Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

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