Show Review: Givenchy Fall 2014 Menswear, Inspired By Basketball & Bauhaus
Givenchy’s Creative Director Riccardo Tisci does it again. He’s always winning and never let us down. As a child, he loved basketball. Backstage, Tisci said that “Basketball and Bauhaus” are the inspirations for the wares. “It’s a collection about freedom, about lines and blocks; very luxury and elegant,” he said. He then referred to other passions: for animals (hence the fur) and American Latinos, which inspired the idea for him to put fishnet over the models’ face and slicked-back hair; divided by a part.
Last week (January 17), on a catwalk in Paris, the fashion designer showcased Givenchy’s Fall 2014 Collection. The show was centered on a basketball court, framed by crisscross mesh and the lines were red neon strips. The models walked to music from the Martinez Brothers, which was a remix of house and techno sounds. The collection features baggy, wide pocket trousers, jackets, trench coats, fur scarves, sweat tops with strange, sexualized animal patterns. The collection also features a lot of colorful abstract printed pieces.
Tisci has a habit of bringing out of some of the best people at his shows. Models O’shea Robertson and Mariacarla Boscono, a longtime friend of Tisci, made an appearance on the runway. Boscono modeled a female version of the fur-and-sport look. Kanye West and Victor Cruz were in attendance and sat front row.
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