Sunday, 22 March 2009

Givenchy Men by Ricardo Tisci

"My man has the soul of a bad boy, just like my woman. He’s Latin-aristocratic and gothic-romantic, but wild. He is a man who is so confident with his masculinity that he can comfortably play with his femininity.” –Riccardo Tisci

photo by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

With his first mens collection for Givenchy, I think Ricardo Tisci created one of the best editorial-material for this season. And I hope he might fill the void in menswear, which Hedi Slimane left behind, after leaving Dior Homme seasons ago.
The new Givenchy-Man, in Tisci's interpretation is someone, who's not afraid to show a slightly more feminine side of him, but keeping his masculinity as well. The collection has a strong rock'n'roll-chic, the leather shorts, vests, and those beautiful gladiator derbys were all really edgy. To give some contrast to the outfits, the heavy leather pieces were combined with filmy shirts. I also loved the play with the lengths of bermudas over leggings (made of leather or jersey). And that scarf with metal eyelets... so many must-haves to lust for!

photo by JD Ferguson, from V Man Issue #12

Tisci has the eye for innovation, and has a unique taste for details as well. I dare say, for me he is ranked among the best in Haute Couture; and with his vision, skills and talent, he might be able to create a style, which is strong enough to revolutionize menswear. Or at least pep it up, profusely!

photo by Josh Olins, from V Man Issue #13

Promising initiation, for sure!
Regards, Miska

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