Givenchy Menswear Autumn Winter 2011

While this Givenchy show was interesting… I wasn’t really a fan. I don’t like guys in shorts wearing tights underneath, and that was half the show. There were quite a few tacky prints, lace-up boots (yes, for men), and the feeling that Tisci is trying to hard to be cool and “street.” I don’t like when luxury brands try and be too street. But he did cut a few beautiful suits, and hallelujah for the diversified casting.

I love…

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a sweater with a dog on it. But I don't like the flasses (fake glasses.)

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a puffa and a coat combined.

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rolled up pants and a discreetly sequined shirt to dress things up a bit.

I loathe…

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board shorts with tights.

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menswear with too many mixed up, tacky prints.

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women on the menswear catwalk (just like I loathe men on the womenswear catwalk.)

All images from GQ.com.

  • Jasper

    omg i LOVE givenchy tisci style

  • Gary

    This was the ugliest collection both by Givenchy and Paris Men’s SS11. The rottweiler print is so ghastly and aggressive the cultural references so insipid. I would love to like Givenchy and i think Tisci hits the mark most of the time. You are right about the positives in that his casting promotes a diversity that is rarely seen by non Japanese and Belgian designers. However, these are the kind of boys and men that would be a target of the violent gang culture that he in fact references. Is he subverting this or is it just bad taste and an attempt to sell ‘danger’ and ‘transgression’ to fashion queens like myself.

  • Anonymous

    He is trying to be too “street”, he has probably been inspired by the dodgy
    streets of England watching the chavs and white gangsters in action. This is
    why these references annoy me, had it been an English designer it would have
    been different as he/she may have actually understood that culture if he/she
    lived near it. But Tisci is obviously oblivious to it, and thinks it would
    make a cool reference point.

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