Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Footwear and Accessories
9th February 2015
Source: Givenchy, Mens Accessories Collection, Spring Summer 2015
In the prevalent Spring Summer 2015, Riccardo Tisci reveals a dark and romantic side of the Givenchy man. A strong, masculine and military-inspired look is counterbalanced by tender touches evoking a celebration of love and religion.
The Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 menswear collection had an early start this season and commenced since late January 2015. While it is not only limited to the sophisticated sartorial ready-to-wear, the collection extends profoundly with an abundance of elegant streetwear accessories and footwear assortments, mainly attributed from the prevailing floral icon of the season.
Tiny delicate white flowers of Gypsophila, or Baby’s Breath is what maison Givenchy would prefer to define as – is a small group of dainty floral doses composed into an artistic abstract forms which shapes the forefront collection. The Gypsophila derives from the meaning of pure of heart or innocence, perhaps that is why they are often found as vital parts at traditional weddings celebrations. When set against a pitch black background, it constructs a high visual contrast that creates a significant impact in appearance and ambiguity, hence the unique iteration codes of the dark romance.
It is not surprise for any fashion capitalist to find desirability just by observing the current Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 footwear and accessories, as the extensive collection enjoys a wealthy Gypsophila graphic diversification offered across various print sizes and contrast colours to choose from that will evidently appeal to numerous taste buds. Perhaps one of the most eminent accessories across the range is the highly recognizable Givenchy’s Coated Canvas Zipped Pouch which throughout recent years has seen favourable success across fashion societies due its aspirational affordability. Opt for the Givenchy Medium Black Floral Gypsophila Elastic-Band Pouch as the ‘medium’ floral print in black variant gratifies the perfect cluster balance between masculinity and feminism. Its unique selling point is the incorporation of the elastic band strap that not only contributes to its functional use, but enacts a significant role in design as well.
Another exceptional example from the floral series is the Givenchy Black Floral Gypsophila Tyson High-Top Sneakers. To be honest, I have never yearn for Givenchy’s Tyson sneakers as the silhouette was initially inspired by Nike’s Air Force 1 Sneakers, and personally I have never been a fan of sportswear since the beginning of time. However I find that the Gypsophila graphic print on the Tyson sneakers highly coveted and I am considering to purchase my first pair, so should you. For those who has a singular taste may enjoy the pearl adorned or knee-high Givenchy Commando Lace-Up Boots extended in grained leather or the notorious floral print option, you have to be a daredevil to pull this off. It is not common for label to produce knee-high boots as the last production came from the Givenchy ‘Rottweiler’ Fall Winter 2011 menswear collection.
The Stars & Stripes is attributed as one of the most acclaimed house codes that has triumph the label since its inception. In this season, the American inspired insignia remains generous across a field of accessories, most notably the contrast patent white star and black stripe set against the smooth neoprene fabric. How I would love to own the Givenchy Black Star & Stripe Neoprene Backpack, a simplistic classic piece that reflects the label’s irreverent style. Other equally desirable pieces from the Stars & Stripes collection included the American Flag embossed leather series offered in a wallet selection and zipped pouch are detailed pieces with an alternative subtle appeal.
It’s seems like it has been quite a while since Tisci last introduced a concrete abstract floral collection, however the last rendition dated not long ago during the Givenchy ‘Favelas’ Pre-Spring 2014 menswear collection and the more distinguished Givenchy ‘Birds of Paradise’ Spring Summer 2012 menswear collection. There is no doubt in return to the floral roots, the comparable notion towards the similar seasons will generate a fruitful success. On the other hand, unpredictably the colour palettes are restricted to black and white which subvert from majority of the leading designers that would customarily lean towards bright colours for this season. But despite the monochromatic palette that reflects the Fall Winter mood, the Gypsophila collection will continue to last for ages across many season to come. See also, my Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Collection Wishlist.
Maurice Lim is Second Kulture’s independent editor and has spent the past four years producing technical content for the site. He devotes most of his week in studying and observing leading designer menswear trends, in particularly brands featured on the site. He is obsessed with fine clothing and has a great penchant for French labels – the more impractical he say, the better. He also likes a good long black.