Givenchy S/S 2012 Menswear: Hawaiian Country Club Gone Wild
The high point of this collection is the prints — they are jolly and eye-catching, as they depict bright tropical greenery and bird of paradise flowers. They’re like Riccardo Tisci’s twist on those Hawaiian flower print shirts worn by sunscreen-slathered tourists. Or, they could just be a happy summery version of his Fall 2011women’s wear prints, which were heavy on the plant-life as well. From afar, the prints look similar to those of Plato’s Atlantis, except majorly simplified — and after a while, your eyeballs get a little tired of seeing at them over and over again. But then, I looked at the details and realized that each print is slightly different in the way it is positioned and repeated.
I also love Tisci’s experimentation with curved hems. They’re tricky to spot on the suits and tailored shirts, so again guyszsz, the details is where it’s at.
curved hems (above)
the man short, man legging, and man sandal at their best
and the man skirt
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