Just one week ahead of unveiling Givenchy Spring Summer 2016 menswear at Paris Fashion Week, Givenchy releases its Pre-Spring 2016 showcase in a traditional set of lookbook images. This time around, it seems as though the French fashion house has strategically set to launch its pre-collection menswear in-line with the womenswear resort collection, much like the antecedent Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 menswear showcase. Furthermore, most looks has been significantly reduced, there are only 9 looks in every pre-collection since Pre-Fall 2015. And if you compare it with the Givenchy Pre-Spring 2014 menswear collection which features a staggering 26 looks, that simply means only 1/3 of the entire collection is represented in advance.
The first half of Givenchy Pre-Spring 2016 menswear is dominated by several traditional pinstripe elements in a full set of clothes ranging from shirts, ties, coats and suits, these belongs to the everyday classic wardrobe collection which may seem ideal for most men who are seeking a distinctive formal style. The powerful impressions represented in a small selection of linear monochromatic black, charcoal gray, and ivory white fabrics with complementary pinstripe colours derives in sharply tailored formalwear from the suiting culture of Italy where the creative designer was raised. For less formal occasions, Tisci crafted an army staple series in military green suiting featuring utilitarian pockets highlighted in darker contrast, paired with a mint green poplin shirt that has a khaki outlines which engages the necktie.
In the past collections, Tisci has been renowned to introduce feminism in experimental colours to bridge a balance in masculine distinction, we have seen baby blues, light pinks and mint greens are often exercise along with romantic motifs in particularly pre-spring and spring summer menswear collections. As such, the colour mint green is bound to return this Givenchy Pre-Spring 2016. The new Givenchy mint green native american carpet print sets out in a classic sweatshirt, columbian-fit polo t-shirt and a button-up knit skirt formerly introduced in Fall Winter 2015. First incepted from the Givenchy Spring Summer 2012 Birds of Paradise menswear, this singular colour palette has returned with an equally distinct print that exudes from the native american carpet motif procure from the current Givenchy Fall Winter 2015 menswear, although my first impressions towards the graphic motif reminisce a jewel Tetris game as resulted from the predominant acid green inlays and jewel like embodiment.
As for every pre-collection, it goes without saying that Givenchy has planned an animal print in hope to foster the ever popular Rottweiler since Givenchy Fall Winter 2011 menswear. Therefore in this Pre-Spring 2016 season, a pair of roaring baboons under the trademark single star enclosure in a gray sweatshirt variant is subject to please cult fans who are looking for diversification. This particular print originated from the first Givenchy Star & Monkey Print Sleeveless T-Shirt, assembled along with a black sweatshirt variant that is yet to be made available along the Fall Winter 2015 season. While at the rugged front sports a set of denim archive offered in light blue wash with minor distressed throughout the fabrics including leather insertions patched on to collar and sleeves detailing. Lastly, the least exciting Givenchy Logo Print Destroyed Columbian-Fit Sweatshirt is bound to return in the following season which begs us to questions whether the designer is indicating a further uphold in the destroyed attributes amongst future styles.
Discern from the footwear corner is a pair of Givenchy Black Derby Lace-Up Leather Shoes with contrast white soles and in the causal end there is a very unusual piece of frankenstein creation. At first sight, the sneakers is what seems to be inspired from a pair of boat shoes. Innovated in its truly unique silhouette boast a low-top and high-top variant featuring metal contrast eyelids and lace ups for both, while high-tops variants gets an additional tasselled feature with an upper vamp similar to those found on a mountaineer boots. The rubber midsoles element is crafted with a razor-cut wave design and is perhaps the most distinct feature which shares similarities from Givenchy’s iconic Tyson sneaker.