Riccardo Tisci’s menswear collection for Givenchy fall/winter 2014/2015 is inspired by basketball which was his favorite sport when he was a child. He used basketball court lines as the main motif which appears on shirts, coats, jackets and trousers.
The collection is very sporty and casual with loose silhouettes, long jackets, wide trousers, sneakers and baseball caps. It is mostly monochromatic with occasional outbursts of color, especially on shirts and jackets. Models were wearing nets on their faces which a cool addition to the gangster styling. The collection has elements of the 1920-s aesthetics, including avant-garde art and the dress code of both street gangs and real gentlemen.
For this collection Roksanda Ilincic used warm and colorful blanket-like fabrics. They are mixed together in unexpected ways creating a wonderfully vivid winter color palette which includes blue, turquoise, orange, fuchsia, red, orange, purple and brown. Clothes are impeccably tailored and color contrasts are very appealing. She used a lot of patchwork technique to stitch together pieces of fabric in different colors.
Coats and dresses have loose, asymmetric silhouettes that look very comfortable and yet elegant. Even some of the evening dresses are done in wooly fabrics, and they sometimes look like the body is wrapped in a very pretty blanket. The others are made from satin which is embellished with chunky beads.
The collection also features fabulous clutches made out of two-colored wool and flat shoes as well as heels with vintage herring-bone pattern, which she also used for dresses and coats.
Alber Elbaz’s latest collection for Lanvin is casual and relaxed, but also very glamorous with even the sportiest outfits looking elegant and chic. Loose silhouettes, menswear inspired pieces and jogging trousers are matched with feminine details like ruffles, bows and high heels.
From sexy pumps and soft, squishy bags to boyish flat boots and fedora hats, accessories are also a fine mixture between feminine and masculine style. The color palette is pretty glum with plenty of black, grey and navy, but with occasional outbursts of red which looks very smart and modern, just like most of Elbaz’s creations.