There’s more to the GOLD



Weeks ago the fashion industry and bloggers alike flipped for Givenchy’s couture collection.  Seriously, I don’t think I’ve seen so many people simultaneously blog about how amazing something was unless you count the recent freak out over those ACNE shoes.  Oh yeah, you know the ones.

These images have really stuck with me so I decided to do some investigative research at the library to see where Riccardo Tisci possibly drew from.  Though the clothes are obviously not inspired by India it is hard to deny that the gold hardware isn’t.  Thanks to a very cool librarian named Olivian, I got to check out some large reserved books on the subject of jewelry from all over the world.  One was entitled Ethnic Jewelry [cringe, insert “ethnic” discourse here] and the one that was truly remarkable was entitled Indian Jewelry.

The above jewelry collage features Nineteenth/early Twentieth century pieces which are now housed in the National Museum in New Delhi.


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2 Responses to “There’s more to the GOLD”

  1. Sol Says:

    After that season of Givenhy, yes the one with lost of gold crosses, chains and also lots of black, i thought i’d never see a more perfect way to blend all of those together. They did it again this time. just perfect.

    • Fashion INTEL Says:

      You are so right. Perfection is the word.
      Thanks for reading … I have a question for you. You’re from Argentina, correct? Can you recommend any Spanish language fashion blogs that are a good read. Or any other Argentinian or South American blogs? I plan on visiting in the near future and I’d love to see what’s going on there.

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