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PARIS RUNWAY: A/W 2009 - GIVENCHY

January 24, 2009 BY CAPSULESNEWS

00110m.jpgAlthough it was only his second men's collection at Givenchy, Ricardo Tisci's gothic aesthic has quickly become a favorite amoung fashion world insiders as he continues to prove his ability to influence both mens and womens collections around the world. This season Tisci re-interpreted his acclaimed cotton and leather leggings from his spring collection, worn under tailored shorts, in ribbed knit versions, again layered under shorts in duchese satins and wool, and more astoundingly laced from ankle to waist. In a primarily black palette, with touches of navy on eyelets of laces and shoes, the collection had many bandage references (a la Herve Leger) in the form of elastic straps on shoes, tops layered over button downs (almost identical to those from his S/S Womens collection), and on the back of a black ribbed turtleneck. Thigh-high glittered combat boots were the male counterpart to the thigh-high cowboy boots from his women's collection, and Capes from that collection were also featured, and paired with all-over-lace-up leggings, reminiscent of Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands. While this collection was merely a seasonal shift for the Givenchy man, if he auctually exists, the colder weather marked the loss of Tisci's all-hot-pink and all-nude looks. Three words, Burton Bandage Couture. -Andrew Mukamal (photos via men.style.com)

 


 

 

 

 

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