Sunday, August 16, 2009
Givenchy's Star-Studded Runway
Stars graced the Givenchy Spring/ Summer 2010 runway, but not the human kind. Instead, literal metal stars studded everything from shirts to gladiators in this adventurous collection. Some pieces looked like Givenchy's designer Riccardo Tisci got a little too "stud happy" (case in point: the red plaid numbers), but overall the studding added a certain edginess to the collection. Tisci also did not relent with the trend Givenchy started two years ago: shorts over leggings. Almost all the pieces in the collection had a variation of the shorts over leggings theme. The designer also invested in the nouveau harem pant look so loved by today's designers by including many of them in his collection. He took a bold step by designing whole outfits with not so usual prints as well. Givenchy's man gladiators arrested my attention and I specifically enjoyed goggling at the white studded gladiators and the gold metallic ones too. Those are definitely the next step in the men's gladiator department. Some of the pieces gave a very chic North African inspired sporty vibe (think fashion boy going to the gym) complete with basketball style shorts over leggings, "Givenchy's hood", what looked like backwards baseball caps, and buff models. And boy did he pick some good looking models!