Inspired by the aggressive facial piercing,sharp penciled eyebrows and curled hair style of the Latin street gangs Chola, and his personal obsession with everything Victorian since childhood,Ricardo Tisci presented a collection which was a narration of his love for a world filled with black, where edginess of Goth blends with the eccentricity of the street culture. The “Victorian-Chola Girl” of Tisci is fiercely Goth in her tailored and ornate pieces.
Dark yet sensually beautiful, the designer offered sleek jackets, paired with equally super slim trousers, some edged with interesting red piping, velvet dresses, printed numbers, including one with peacock prints. The jackets, reminiscent of the ones worn by the Victorian men, came in various versions, including peplum and tailcoats. Frills, ruffles, pleats, corsets, furs and smocking, added an element of diversity to the collection.
For the evening, Tisci’s girl wore a long fluid column gown embellished with beads – seductively romantic yet fascinatingly dark. And, yes, the highlight of the show was definitely the embellished facial jewels and the septum nose rings-menacingly beautiful.