Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy Fall 2012 collection was a chic utilitarian line that, like many other Milan and Paris shows this season, featured a lot of black and leather. The details of the collection added to the harsh, structured aesthetic and the shoes in particular were eye-catching. The over-the-knee aesthetic of the chunky boots seem to have a militaristic and equestrian feel, but are also reminiscent of a catcher's kneepad.
The Givenchy boots featured leather-covered high heels, aka "curtained heels," and appeared in brown, tan, cherry red and black. The material also varied from suede to leather with some ombre toes.
Riccardo Tisci drew inspiration from the work of photographer Guy Bourdin when designing his noir-centric Givenchy Fall 2012 line.