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
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
Sweatshirts featured arty graphically manipulated monochrome portraits
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
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.
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
Monochrome was dominant in terms 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
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 yesterday
Like a fashion army, models in blue and a variety of jacket styles lined up on steps during the Kenzo SS14 show