Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Givenchy Fall/Winter 2011 Campaign

The latest Givenchy campaign features no other than supermodel herself Naomi Campbell. This was one of my favorite collections for fall, with the Rottweilers and sheer organza clothing inspiring the whole collection. The campaign also features models Natalia Vodianova, Kristen McMenamy, and Mariacarla Boscono. For the menswear campaign Rob Evans and Jonathan Marquez roared for the camera embracing the angry dog inside them. The campaign was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.


Photos Credit: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Courtesy of Givenchy,

Givenchy: Menswear Hummingbird

I’m well aware the Givenchy menswear show walked in Paris a couple of days ago, I watched it online but like every Givenchy collection I had to take some time to really digest the collection. At first glance it seems a bit kooky; not really understanding what Riccardo Tisci is trying to say with this collection. But after a couple of days of thinking and looking at individual pieces I see the wonders behind the collection. Tisci sees the light in the darkness we are accustomed to with the Givenchy shows by actually not having a drop of black (I know shocker!). This spring collection brings pieces we saw on the Resort womenswear a couple of weeks back, with the garden green color scheme and sporty appeal with the lanyards.

When you look at the collection at first you think, pleated skirts in menswear? I know that might sound a bit nuts and who would actually wear that. I know I don’t have the courage to wear them but the skirts are great pieces, funny enough seeing these macho muscular male models wear them. Maybe it’s an American thing that we are too scare to wear skirts, but hey Marc Jacobs wears them all the time. Back to the collection; what made it were the humming bird prints. Yea birds and floral patterns made the collection; it embodied almost every aspect of the clothes. This is the reason I had to take a couple of days to really grasp the collection, it seemed a bit overdone but then I noticed how beautiful these prints really are. The sequin sweaters, printed trousers, sleek white sandals and baseball caps grasped the collection, and let’s not forget the skirts. I’m still a bit hesitant on the skirts but no lie they do look pretty cool, not sure how they will be received in the American market but I’m sure true Givenchy lovers will go a nuts for them. Especially the humming bird printed ones.


Photo Credit: Filippo Fior,

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Louis Vuitton: Traveling Man

There are three collections I look forward to every fashion season, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Lanvin. Well I look forward to more than just those three but they are usually my favorite. Every Vuitton season I go a bit nuts, I would seriously would wear every single item in this collection without making any changes. From the tailored suits, plaid scarves, and leather trim sandals this collection evokes ultimate luxury. This is the first season for Kim Jones, the new menswear designer for Vuitton.

His inspiration came from the aviation man who travels around the world in style. Jones implemented a new LV logo into the menswear collection, but not replacing the historic monogram but more of a stamp for this debut collection. He used the LV pattern but in larger scale with the traveling gear and backpacks. The accessories were cool with cut out patterns in the shoes, rope necklaces and leather agendas. Jones brought his own personal style to the brand but at the same time maintaining the sense of luxury Louis Vuitton is known for.


Photo Credit: Gianni Pucci,,

Prada: Forget the Plaid

In the past seasons there has been so much plaid that would make any farmer be jealous for the most prestigious fashion houses. Don’t get me wrong I love plaid, I have ton of it in my closet but I agree it has been over done. For Spring Prada has brought floral pattern to menswear, floral in every way possible. Miuccia Prada was influence by the hatred she has for golf, yea that’s right the hatred of golf inspired a whole collection dedicated to golf. The animated patterns, studded jackets and floral patterns somehow made the collection masculine. Tailor suits and floral printed trousers were an interesting combination but overall it worked. The best part of the collection were the studded shoes, Prada has profited from their show collection lately but for the right reasons. Those shoes are crazy good and will spice up any outfit you have. One more thing if you are a fashionable golfer then you might want to pick up those Prada golf carrying bags, I wish I knew how to golf now.


Photo Credit: Monica Feudi,,