FASHION NEWS: GIVENCHY SHOW AT PARIS MEN’S FASHION WEEK WAS INSPIRED BY GEEK SUBCULTURE, MAN-MEETS-MACHINE COLLECTION

Like a fashion army, models in blue and a variety of jacket styles lined up on steps during the Kenzo SS14 show

Givenchy show bizarre but brilliant tribal warrior meets man-machine collection at Paris Men’s Fashion Week

By Deni Kirkova

PUBLISHED: 12:39 EST, 30 June 2013 | UPDATED: 19:51 EST, 30 June 2013

‘I started by playing with the idea of nerds. There are so many kids out there who are deeply obsessed with computers,’ said Tisci.

His offering featured primitive technology prints of reel-to-reel tape decks, circuits, old computer parts and cassette players fused with black and white portraits of real people. These were layered over a multitude of stripes in red, grey, black, blue or beige.

In true skatewear style baggy shorts were worn over leggings and T-shirts and sweaters over shirts.

 
Models present juke-box inspired tops from Givenchy Men's SS14 collection on Friday

Models present juke-box inspired tops from Givenchy Men’s SS14 collection on Friday

 

 
Female models also walked for Givenchy, even though it was Men's FashionSwimsuits and corsets featured for women at the Givenchy show on Friday
 
 

Swimsuits, jackets and corsets featured for women at the Givenchy show on Friday, even though it was Men’s Fashion Week

 

 
Separately, mixed with more basic pieces, some of Givenchy is very wearable

Separately, mixed with more Sweatshirts featured arty monochrome portraits graphically manipulatedbasic pieces, some of Givenchy is very wearable

Sweatshirts featured arty graphically manipulated monochrome pCoat, shorts and leggings combo, all in nude with extremely busy graphic printortraits

Coat, shorts and leggings combo, all in nude with extremely busy graphic print

 
 
Models presented sheer jackets in nude and black over blue shirts. The beauty look was slicked back or middle parted hair and white tribal face paint

Models presented sheer jackets in nude and black over blue shirts. The beauty look was slicked back or middle parted hair and white tribal face paint

 

The beauty look at the show of Friday was that of thick and precise tribal style paint in graphic shapes, either red, black or white while hair was sleek scraped back or middle-parted.

‘Masculinity is about a sense of security,’ he told the Telegraph on Friday.

‘Today we had Lea T walking in the show. She used to be a boy – I discovered her as a model – and then she became a very famous transsexual girl. For me, whether they are men or women, what is important is that people are free to express themselves as they want.’

The designer sent female models down the runway in basques, swimsuits and jackets as an addition to his show.

 Following a similar colourway Japanese label Kenzo presented their SS14 collection yesterday, featuring biro-doodle style prints layered and repeated creating striking patterns.

The masculine handbag featured frequently, in giant clutch form, as well as sleek and tidy footwear. The accessories both anhanced and grounded voluminous, busy outfits.

Creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim stuck to Kenzo’s slick and graphic heritage. Poppy red and cobalt blue plus a flash of stone made for diversity in an otherwise monochrome offering. At one point during the Kenzo SS14 show, like a fashion army, models a variety of jacket styles in blue lined up on steps.

 

 
Models present Kenzo Men's quirky SS14 collection, designed by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim yesterday

Models present Kenzo Men’s quirky SS14 collection, designed by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim yesterday

 

 
Monochrome was dominant in terms of colour scheme for Kenzo's collection

Monochrome was dominant in tThe brand's Japanese roots were prevalent through a clean, blunt beauty lookerms of colour scheme for Kenzo’s collection

The brand’s Japanese roots were prevalent through a clean, blunt beauty look

The bomber jacket made an appearance and the man bag was a huge trend

The bomber jacket made an appearance and the man bag was a huge trend

 

 

 
Arty prints featured heavily, all appearing to be biro doodles, mixed together to great effectClean monochrome footwear polished the collection off
 
 

Arty prints featured heavily, all appearing to be biro doodles mixed together to great effect while voluminous separates were polished off nicely with sleek footwear

 

 
Poppy red and cobalt blue plus a flash of stone made for diversity in an otherwise monochrome offering

Poppy red and cobalt blue plus a flash of stone made for diversity in an otherwise monochrome offering yesterday

 

 
Like a fashion army, models in blue and a variety of jacket styles lined up on steps during the Kenzo SS14 show

Like a fashion army, models in blue and a variety of jacket styles lined up on steps during the Kenzo SS14 show

 

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