Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Givenchy Spring/Summer 2010 Menswear Collection
For spring/summer 2010, designer Riccardo Tisci imbued Givenchy's menswear collection with his signature hip-hop swagger, gladiator influences and Middle Eastern-like mosaics. On paper, it reads like a head-scratcher; on the runway, it translated into what fashion writer Tim Blanks described as "ferociously sexy athleticism". And that's precisely what it was- there was the gold star motif, the leggings-under-shorts silhouette (WHICH I LOOOOOVE), the gold gladiators, the trousers with the built-in cumberbunds... Here is a designer that is challenging how men should dress, and in the process comes up with what can only be described as male couture.