Like Smoke Through the Flames, Givenchy Rises Like a Demon
I’m in the middle of True Blood. Really digging the VooDoo make up and Lafayette’s dark side, when all of a sudden… I realize, I’m not watching True Blood at all! I’m actually checking out the Givenchy fall 2015 men’s collection. Those painted faces had me fooled. Points for originality though!
And since we’re all going a bit darker for Fall (whether it be economical or just SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)), why not play into the many avenues of “darkness.” A popular perception of the painted faces, sewn up mouths and of course dark clothing came across very ritualistic and… evil. Whether it was a representation of VooDoo, candomblé or Satanism they are all unknown to me and actually a little scary. But whether they are or aren’t fear inducing to you, fact is, they don’t spray glitter in the air while having a tea party so somber is the mood and dark is the aesthetic. “Dark” in the literal sense or something more spiritual… makes little difference. Tisci took darkness both from minority religions and black as an overall theme and created fall ’15.
A smattering of sequin on a models face would look pretty elsewhere… but while walking with ghouls and goblins on stage, the glittering paillettes turned into something that looked like it should have needed a vaccine. But aside from sickness and evil, does this blackout mean what I’ve linked to economic downturns a hundred times before? Of course, with Riccardo, you can’t be sure. He’s so driven by his creative spirit that it’s hard to determine if he’s getting into gear for a basketball game or a kink party. This season was no exception.
From up above and down below, Givenchy Fall 2015 menswear was quite a show.
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