Givenchy Mens Spring 2013 Review





Riccardo Tisci’s last menswear collection for Givenchy was a nice distillation of everything he does well. The heavy sports influences were a nice contrast to the suit trend that was seen in so many other collections (most notably Prada). It would seem that Tisci may have been swayed by his peers as he has turned his focus to suits for spring. Single, double-breasted, sleeveless, satin, long, short. There were all types of suit jackets but they all retained a slightly boxy shape that was paired with a slim pant and many that had sheer draped shells floating underneath.

There was something very early 2000’s about some of the shapes and prints. I felt like there were some strong Ann Demeulemeester vibes with the draping, layering, and the use of black and white. The footwear was marvellous. I never imagined I’d want to own Teva-style sandals with thick gold chains but there you go.

My major criticism is that it was bloated and repetitive. The collection had a whopping 65 looks which could easily have been halved. I felt like I’d taken away so little from the collection which is ironic considering there was so much to look at.


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