Season's Round Up # 10: GIVENCHY SPRING SUMMER 2013 MENSWEAR COLLECTION
In season's past, we've seen Ricardo Tisci showcase various religious themes in his collection, but never has it been in such a grandiose scale other than in his latest offering for Givenchy'sSS2013 Menswear.Known for his eccentric and quirky sense of design, this season we see the Blessed Virgin Mary featured prominently as the key leitmotif, across pieces that ran down the runway. According to the designer, this season he attempted to go back to his roots, where his religion played a very big part. Apart from the religious overture, what I found most interesting in the collection is the play in pieces - where each one can "build" on top of another to create a totally different look. It's like playing lego, but in fashion! I think apart from these, I'm quite pleased with how Tisci is breaking boundaries by creating pieces that will work across genders - as you see in the slim cut trousers, the occasional man skirt and of course who can ignore the powerful statement of princess-y pink - a color that I must say reminds me of his now globally famous birds of paradise print - that was dominant in a collection shrouded by black and white.
I think of the items that were showcased, I must say I love the tailored pink pieces that went down the runway, particularly the double-breasted vest and the oversized round neck shirt spotted on a female model. I'm also in love with the chain sandals, specifically this one in white, which I must say is a refreshed reinvention of his past season's zipper sandals. Very avant garde!
CREDITS: Photos from Givenchy