Givenchy Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Menswear SS2014
For the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Riccardo Tisci took the audience upon a journey from America to Africa. From L.A. skaters, nerds obsessed with vintage 1970s computers, electronics’ loudspeakers to African ethnography, the show was about mixing colors, shapes, designs and prints. Colorful silhouettes exude a sporty elegance and a freedom of layering with contrasting elements.
Bright and light computerized motifs gave a dynamic and graphic take to prints. They were merged with an influence of Masaï and Zulu bold iconography, layered together with the energy of sportswear.
Oversized shirts, polos, parkas, pleated bermudas and leggings alternate with fitted tailoring. Classic cotton fabrics such as poplin, jersey, gabardine and piqué contrast with thick nylon, silk organza or georgette, printed leather, satin and nylon knitted mesh. Neo-tuxedo pants in plain or printed cotton poplin are layered with silk georgette demonstrating masterful construction.