My Givenchy Rottweiler Print Cuban-Fit T-Shirt from Pre-Fall 2014 vs. Givenchy Rottweiler Star Appliqué Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt from Pre Spring 2015.
Every so often a new iconic Givenchy graphic motif print comes along for every pre-collection that I just can’t wait to dress in, and this was one of them.
This is the third generation Givenchy Rottweiler Print T-Shirt, preliminary incepted just over a season ago since the beginning of Pre-Fall 2014, read more about the Givenchy Rottweiler Print Cuban-Fit T-Shirt story here.
When the first generation Givenchy Rottweiler Print T-Shirt appeared in Fall Winter 2011 menswear collection, it was a game changer. There hasn’t been anything as captivating like it, and where Givenchy lead were as followed. It shortly became an icon associated with the designer, and remains one of the most recognizable prints enjoyed by renowned celebrities to aspirational consumers like me in the luxury fashion universe.
So it is fair to say that our expectations of the latest incarnation are pretty high, and looks wise it lives up to it. The changes and designs towards the new state-of-the-art Givenchy Rottweiler Star Appliqué Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt aren’t dramatic. Its notorious aggrandize photographic of an enraged Rottweiler remains as proposed in the past and an added metal brass star studded feature, referenced from the prominent star coding identity of the French fashion house that was established by creative director Riccardo Tisci. Gives the new Givenchy Rottweiler a slightly more aggressive look and an upmarket appeal, are an evolutionary facelift rather than a revolution development. After all, why change what works?
But of course what made the Givenchy Rottweiler Star Appliqué Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt such a success is that those magnetic looks are matched by great wearable ability. Once again, Givenchy has delivered the goods and like its predecessor it’s good fun to sport in. Although the star studded feature has made it significantly heavier than the traditional Rottweiler due to the 100% brass neckline applications. But when in comparison with the similar Givenchy Red Fighter Star Appliqué Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt offered in Givenchy Pre-Spring 2013 menswear collection – both oversize t-shirts cast equal star coding applications. However the black glossy marble star appliqué accents found on the red fighter print t-shirt are far lighter in standard but much less durable which certainly falls into the high maintenance category. Not long ago, one of the star application on my t-shirt has broken after a few wears, nonetheless Givenchy Customer Service was more than willing to deliver a replacement from Paris within a few days and has definitely made me a very happy customer.
There is only one fit option for the Givenchy Rottweiler Star Appliqué Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt, the designer has not announced any further plans to produce a slimmer ‘Cuban-Fit’ or regular fit series at the moment, unlike the non-studded Rottweiler series which gives you an option to choose a variety of signature fits. This implementation is mainly derived from the nature of design, an oversize fit is mandatory on all powered star studded or stitched application on graphic print tops, not limited to t-shirts. An oversize design not only presents a higher visual appearance, but yield a distinctive statement, although I know that the Cuban-Fit option will prove a popular choice for many owners. Despite this, I really do like the oversize Columbian-Fit, I think it lets you feel and enjoy both the design presence and the fit more. There’s something really satisfying about achieving an oversize t-shirt that has a loose fit at an open scene. But the Givenchy Rottweiler Star Appliqué Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt isn’t just a masterpiece mainly for visual aesthetic purposes, this is a top you can dress in, enjoy, and stand out for most occasionally.
All Givenchy Rottweiler Print T-Shirt variants should hold their value. The Givenchy brand continues to sell well in the second hand market, taking the ferocious Rottweiler print to be an ongoing quintessential choice for most vigorous and loyal customers, and that is something you should always consider. The new the Givenchy Rottweiler Star Appliqué Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt may not look dramatically different, but the changes that the designer made evidently means it’s not going to lose its claim to be crown of the designer t-shirts category any soon. As far as I am concerned, it should be the benchmark what statement designer t-shirts need to be like. Once you’ve learned to appreciate its unique visual aesthetics, most of the alternative Givenchy graphic or other similar luxury designer printed t-shirts will seem like they are from the dark ages.
Should you consider a statement making top for this upcoming Spring 2015, the Givenchy Rottweiler Star Appliqué Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt should be the topped of your wishlist and definitely a clear choice to invest in. Most of the Givenchy Rottweiler Star Appliqué Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt popular sizes ranging from XXS to XS has already been sold out within a week, however some retailers are having luck restocking these sizes. As for now you can find smaller sizes at Lane Crawford or Forward by Elyse Walker. Rumour also has it that Givenchy is planning a similar released of a future star studded feature on the popular Givenchy Elmerinda Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt for the forthcoming Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 menswear collection, as earlier spotted on Kanye West a season ago at the Austin’s SXSW music festival.
THE GIVENCHY ROTTWEILER STAR APPLIQUÉ PRINT COLUMBIAN-FIT T-SHIRT
Givenchy Pre-Spring 2015 Collection
PLACES TO BUY GIVENCHY ROTTWEILER STAR APPLIQUÉ T-SHIRT
SSENSE – Givenchy Black Rottweiler Print Star-Studded T-Shirt. Short sleeve t-shirt in black. Crewneck collar. Signature digital rottweiler print at front panel in tones of grey, brown and pink. Signature raised silver-tone metallic star studs ringing collar. Tonal stitching. Body: 100% cotton. Metal trim: 100% brass. Made in Portugal. Styled with: Givenchy Black Lamb Leather Pleated Shorts, Givenchy Black & White Leather Tyson High-Top Sneakers
SSENSE $930 – BUY IT NOW
Luisa Via Roma – Givenchy Rottweiler Stars Columbian-Fit T-Shirt. Ribbed collar. Printed front, Stars application detail. Made in Portugal. Columbian fit = Oversize fit. Sample size: M. Material 100% Cotton, 100% Brass.
Lane Crawford – Givenchy Rottweiler Print Star Stud T-Shirt. Screaming with raw energy, this Givenchy tee features a Rottweiler motif print on the front with large metallic star studs around the neckline. A statement-maker on its own, this avant-garde piece is for the daring gentleman.
Farfetch – Givenchy Rottweiler Print Star Appliqué Columbian-Fit T-Shirt. Black cotton T-shirt from Givenchy featuring a crew neck, short sleeves, a loose fit, a straight hem, a multicolour rottweiler print and silver-tone star stud detailing. Size & Fit – Measurements: item fits true to size. Models Measurements Height: 1.85 Bust/Chest (cm): 90 Waist (cm): 76 Hips (cm): 100. Model is wearing size: S. Composition & Care – Composition Cotton 100%, Composition Brass 100%. Brand Style ID: 15S7322651.
Forward by Elyse Walker – Givenchy Rottweiler Cotton Tee with Metal Star Detail in Black. Product Details: 100% cotton. Made in Portugal. Silver-tone metal star accents along neckline. Our Style # GIVE-MS10. Manufacturer code # 15S7322651.
GIVENCHY ROTTWEILER COTTON T-SHIRT WITH METAL STAR DETAIL
Forward by Elyse Walker $930 – BUY IT NOW
Barneys New York – Givenchy Star-Studded Rottweiler Print T-Shirt. Givenchy black cotton jersey T-shirt styled at front with large rottweiler graphic print and pinwale piqué and embellished with goldtone star studs. Available in Black Multicolour. Cotton. Machine wash. Made in Portugal. Model is 6’1”/185cm and is wearing a size Medium.
Harrods – Givenchy Rottweiler Stars Print T-Shirt. The Rottweiler is synonymous with Riccardo Tisci’s tenure at Givenchy, and is now one of the brand’s most-loved prints. It features here, on this black T-shirt, alongside another of the Parisian brand’s signature motifs: the star. Crafted from pure cotton, the T-shirt sees the print play out on the front while the round neckline is punctuated with silver-tone star studs. Undeniably cool, it will make a worthy addition to your wardrobe. Details: Model wears a size M. Colour: black. Ribbed round neck. Pure cotton. Machine wash.
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