Love reigned supreme during the shooting of Givenchy's model-filled spring/summer '16 campaign
Twenty-seven. That's the number of beautiful faces you'll be able to spot in Riccardo Tisci's upcoming spring/summer '16 campaign for Givenchy. After showcasing an emotive and romantic collection back in September, the designer has continued the theme of love for the ad campaign. Featuring some of his favourite models - Mariacarla Boscono, Natalia Vodianova, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Iselin Steiro and Gemma Ward - alongside newer faces like Isis Bataglia, Lexi Boling and Imaan Hammam - Tisci chose fabled fashion snappers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to shoot the girls.
The powerful and universal theme of love was reiterated by the use of poetry from angelic-voiced English singer-composer Antony Hegarty. The words, 'I am a child on the river, and love waits downstream: A waterfall to steal my breath, and change my mind,' are scrawled across the stunning imagery. Love and family have been present on the designer's mind ever since performance artist Marina Abramović curated his S/S '16 show in New York, much to the delight of friends Kanye and Kim, Courtney Love and Carine Roitfeld.
"Everyone can do something very small, some gesture of love. I'm not saying this will change the world, but the world will be better. I'm a big believer in positive energy, and I'm sure this energy will spread," Tisci told WWD. "It was a very big production: 27 models. That's a lot of people," he said. "But at the same time it was fun because it's like family. Everyone was happy to be there."