Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2013 collection is on par with traditional Middle Eastern styles. Conservative caftans that reach the floor and cover one's arms, chest and back have been reinterpreted here and delivered to the connoisseurs of couture at Paris' Fashion Week.
Many of these pale Givenchy pieces were followed by long trails of fabric. The cape-like formations hung behind the off the shoulder frocks and knee-length skirts, giving way to an interesting intersection between traditional apparel and new age designs.
There is a certain elegance that characterizes these French ensembles. The lavish cuts of fabric hang loosely on the female models, and yet, despite their free flowing framework, they come across as expertly tailored, professional and sophisticated.