Tisci holds court at Givenchy Menswear AW14

Above all else, Givenchy’s AW14 mien is case in point that Riccardo Tisci has his finger firmly planted on the pulse of youth-quake forefront, with an acutely on point projection of the ice-cool urban affectation that the Italian-born design force without a doubt excels in. Maintaining a maverick, tension-filled, primitive allure, which today in Paris resided in a basketball court arena, the voracious fusion of “sobriety and geometry” imbued art direction lead this collection to consider a Bauhaus philosophy which specifies that the square is the core principle of all design.



Experiments with implementing a variety of furs, from opossum to muskrat, binding the brooding necks of the Givenchy man, established a threatening, yet beguilingly brutalist edge; coupled with architecturally abstract prints derived from the sporting basketball aesthetic, relied heavily on this season. The Germanic modernity of the Bauhaus movement instilled tailoring, an integral counterpart of the collection, with a definitive double-pleat, whilst remaining quintessentially baggy in an ode to the new trouser silhouette for the house.


Further materials that were utilised today include austere cashmeres, flannels with a uniquely chic indifference, cotton poplins and angora, with its contemporary flavour that continues to proliferate and appeal to consumers. The Givenchy “gang” that paced, with such impervious gusto, the dusky walkway merely hours ago, encoded the influence that Tisci is continuing to ascertain in the fashion world in 2014, that will undoubtedly continue to burgeon in future.

Watch the show here.

By Liam Feltham

Images courtesy of Style.com

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