Taking a deeper look into the Givenchy Fall Winter 2013 menswear print design collection that has always been discussed as a subject of a grey area. It is like blue cheese, it has a distinctive flavour that only caters towards certain taste buds. There are several elements that has made up this unique thematic. For this season, Riccardo Tisci revisits his obsessions with America, Greek Neoclassicism, bondage sexuality and sport, infused with a Latin attitude and Robert Mapplethorpe’s
black and white iconography.
The collection is deeply rooted in a binary palette studded with various hues of grey. It has a mix of high couture elegance which empowers the overall mood inspired by the black and white imagery. The details demonstrated are an innovative technique dedicated towards intricate experimental designs. Body and sexuality reference drives the bold prints in contrast shiny and matte textures collage on leather patches, cotton and tweeted knitwear.
GIVENCHY SCULPTURE RUBBER PRINT
Neoclassicism cross with Mapplethorpe iconography collage art print. Features a photographed sculpture of a Greek God with a triangulate shinny rubber patch, framed within a cut out textured collage. Available in scarf print, white or black cotton columbian-fit oversize t-shirt, and regular-fit white shirt. In my opinion, I think this is the main course print design for the Givenchy Fall Winter 2013 menswear. Although the imagery isn’t as powerful enough to convey it’s distinctiveness from the rest. Choose the black Givenchy Black Sculpture Rubber Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt, the dark background highlights the print design much further when compared to the white variation.
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GIVENCHY NAKED MAN FLORAL PRINT
Robbert Mapplethorpe infused with floral vector art and photography collage. Key features a distinctive print naked male photograph illustrated with floral graphic and photo detailing, framed in a rectangular shape with an abstract motif design. Available in scarf print, black sweatshirts, silk organza and shirts. This is one of my favorite technical print, It has a good balance in general nature, a concealed naked photographed dressed in its relevance floral characteristics that will later drive the following Pre-Spring 2014 collection. However the price is pretty steep here for such a small printed patch on sweatshirt, it may be questionable whether the value of this particular design might be noticeably unique. The black naked man floral print shirt is selling out the fastest on LuisaViaRoma, I think this is the most popular printed shirt out of the entire Fall Winter 2013 series.
GIVENCHY SKULL BASEBALL PRINT
The ultimate graphic contour that lies in the grey area, infused with several directions – an x-rayed skull highlighted with an American baseball illustration surrounded with cancer cloud details. A very eccentric piece that I yet have to understand behind it’s hidden meaning. The Givenchy skull baseball print is also Riccardo Tisci’s preferable piece, spotted him photographed wear it in one of the fashion editorial magazines. The runway version has a silk organza blend with cotton, it is not quite the same when compared with the commercial piece. Available in scarf print, cotton fleece sweatshirt and oversized t-shirt. The Givenchy Skull Baseball Print Cotton Fleece Sweatshirt sells out the fastest on LusiaViaRoma and other websites, it is worth considering purchasing it when compared with other binary sweatshirts offered this season.
Givenchy Skull Baseball Print Cotton Fleece Sweatshirt – $765
GIVENCHY 17 SCULPTURE AMERIKA PRINT
A simple representation of the Neoclassicism sculpture art, photographed and collage with honeycomb vector art on the left frame including the Tisci’s signature ’17’ number and Imperial Japanese Navy target-logo. While the right frame displays a photo-manipulated art with the ‘AMERIKA’ bold characters across the sculpture’s face. The Givenchy 17 Sculpture Amerika Print is available in scarf print and a black or grey coloured cuban-fit t-shirt, it is pretty exclusive for such a basic design that has only been printed on two types. Price is set slightly higher in the marketplace than the average Givenchy Fall Winter 2013 t-shirts. I felt it is not worth it, as the print design doesn’t stand out among the other designs, when in comparison with the bondage print and the sculpture rubber print, this design feels less inspirational.
Givenchy Black 17 Sculpture Amerika Print Cuban-Fit T-Shirt – $525
GIVENCHY BONDAGE STAR PRINT
Inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe black and white imagery celebrating the body and sexuality at it’s best. This is the most attractive binary prints featuring a women in bondage all tied up in an obscene position, rendering a whole new level of intensity – the inspiration here is strong, main subject is framed in bold black and white with a large key star and triangle design. Available in two cuban-fit t-shirt and a sleeveless rubber print wool knit. The slim-fit t-shirt features an additional rear technical floral photography print. If I had only one choice to choose a Givenchy Cuban-Fit T-Shirt for this Fall Winter 2013 season, this will be the one in grey. It’s distinctiveness among the rest are highlighted with the front and rear prints that is often not featured in this season’s cuban-fit offerings, the unique placement of the rear-right patch print is an innovative demonstration of creativity which has made this masterpiece one of my personal favorites. Must have!
GIVENCHY NAKED WOMEN PRINT
A milimistic representation of bondage sex blend with Mapplethorpe technique and Neoclassicism sculpture art. The double print, front and rear feature is known to be the best grey coloured sweatshirt sellout for this season. The print depicts a naked women in an abnormal pose tied up with her face covered, the rear print feature is only available on a sweatshirt at an additional cost. There are four variations available in this design, the oversized t-shirt with front print feature only, sweatshirt with front print, sweatshirt with front and rear print and sleeveless vest with front and rear print. I would suggest to get the Givenchy front and rear Naked Women print sweatshirt as it completes the ultimate visual intensity, never settle for anything less than a half hearted print representation when paying for top dollar, though I must warn you that the rear print of the lower body might be disturbing towards certain cultures even though it is censored. *F&R – Front and rear print.
To be continued…