It’s true what they say, about how we are influenced when it comes to shopping by what we see on a daily basis, and in the case of today’s social media everything, much of what we consume also happens to be the same few things that keep popping up on our social feeds. I for one have been seeing lots of Chanel and Gucci lately, along with perennial favourites like Hermès and Louis Vuitton, with the odd Flyknit Racer or NMD in that rare unattainable colour that makes me want them even more.
On the flip side, there are brands that I hardly see anymore, no exciting un-boxing Instagram stories, no posts with captions like ‘oops I did it again’, no #breadfor6months hashtags. Zilch. Nada. Zero. And one of those brands happens to be Givenchy, which was all the rage just a couple of years ago, but has now successfully found itself in no
man’s social media land. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m just following the wrong peeps online, but what do you think?
Anyway, now that I’ve said what I wanted to say, here are some of the SLGs from Givenchy’s Fall-Winter 2016 collection for the boys, from a canvas clutch finished with leather trim at the bottom to another in full leather that comes perforated with the words Givenchy and Paris. Then there is the wristlet and billfold that come in grained leather embossed with the tiniest of logos, before ending with more variations of card cases that come decorated with floral prints. Yes, floral prints, which is as safe as it gets these days. All in all, not bad, but not really exciting either. Which brings me back to my first point, is Givenchy now officially in no man’s land? What say you?
Hey, I think you’re right, the Givenchy party is officially over, and I have to say they only have themselves to blame, fashion is nothing if not about moving forward, and Givenchy, or Riccardo just don’t seem interested in that, fashion has flowered into a crazy Gucci of a garden, embellishment and layering and more and more and more are the order of the day, Givenchy is left looking a bit severe and stark, plus they were the first to send their prices thru the roof, cotton and nylon are not luxury fabrics, they’re printing on the infamous sweatshirts is bad too, but, irony of ironies the last menswear show for spring summer 17 was the best he’d shown in ages.
You said it!