Givenchy Spring 2015 Menswear Collection

Posted on July 01, 2014

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  • RussellH88

    What’s with the lunch lady hairnets?

    • AnaRoW

      They must’ve seen it on Snoop Dogg and tried to replicate the look. They’re not actually hairnets, not in the lunch lady sense anyway.

      I’m not sure skirts over pants works any better on men than it does on women.

      • Sarah

        In 1998?

      • smayper

        Some of them look like little aprons.

        • AnaRoW

          Well THAT makes it better.

          • smayper

            Ha!

      • demidaemon

        I thought they were man-peplums.

    • FibonacciSequins

      They’re not hairnets, they’re do-rags, which were originally made from nylon stockings and worn in public mostly by black men to hold processed hair in place. I say were because I used to see them all the time, and hardly ever do anymore.

      • Sarah

        Also available at fine gas station mini-marts everywhere.

      • evave2

        Thank you for the in-depth explanation. I was thinking, hair nets, a first for me. But not hair nets.

        Unlike Thom Browne, this little bit of bizarro makes me focus more on the clothes. I like the simplicity of the black and white pants. (Not doing something strange to the pants is rather bold in the climate of all the Spring 2015 men’s looks.)

        And the splatter prints are interesting. Can actually see people WEARING these.

      • EveEve

        Still very much around in certain parts of East Coast cities. Not typically on men in suits mind you. And particularly not on men wearing Givenchy bleach-splattered silk leggings.

        • MilaXX

          I sleep in one to protect my hair.

          • I had two (female) roommates from Fresno who both wore them to sleep. One of them braided for cash and I learned so much about hair in the year I lived with them, including what a “low-cut Caesar with a deep wave” is. “Soldier” was popular that year.

          • MilaXX

            Exactly. BTW have you seen the video on Vogue(dot)com of Lupita braiding her friends hair and talking about learning to braid in college?

          • I love that video so much! I want to be her friend (although I am not very keen on people playing with my hair, so we can just drink tea and hang out).

          • marlie

            So do I, but you’ll never see me out in public in one.

          • MilaXX

            NEVER!

          • Darren Nesbitt

            Black guy with short hair here lol. They are another option for us to keep our wavy and/or straight hair down at night. The nylon stocking like cap isn’t as tight as the do-rags people have to tie. They are are also better in hotter weather.

      • MilaXX

        I think these are closer to skullies or skullcaps. doo-rags are closer to scarves, but also typically made out of nylon.

    • susie

      they are called doo rags

  • KinoEye

    Are the skullcap/hairnets required if you want to wear anything from this collection?

    • kimmeister

      Yes, also the circular earrings on both ears.

  • Ashleigh

    The skullcaps were a BAD decision. All I (and my co-commenters) can look at is that stupid thing on their heads. Whoever made that decision should be fired.

    • Glam Dixie

      I thought the models were supposed to be clothes hangers for the looks not a complete distraction from them, like the crazy hair webs all over the faces the other day. Not cute.

  • fursa_saida

    Noooope. Pigeon shit chic.

    • Glam Dixie

      Ha! Cannot unsee.

  • kimmeister

    I can’t muster up much of a reaction, nothing innovative or particularly interesting here. Except perhaps those floral, over-the-knee lace-up boots. That would be something to turn my head if I saw it in public.

    • demidaemon

      Now, if you saw them on a man in public, what would you think? Sincerely wondering here.

      • kimmeister

        I would think the man was extremely confident, for one!

        • demidaemon

          True on that. I think I might stare at this person quite rudely for a long time and just sit there, wondering.

  • Glam Dixie

    They’re all interviewing to be lunch ladies directly after the show.

    • demidaemon

      What is the proper term for “guys who serve lunch in cafeterias?”

      • Glam Dixie

        Lunch men?

        • demidaemon

          Or is it lunch guys? Trying to think how we translate ladies across the language spectrum. Lunch lords?

          • Glam Dixie

            Ok, that made me chuckle. The male corollary to ladies always makes me think of gentlemen. Lunch gentlemen just sounds so wrong.

  • boweryboy

    The do-rags are gross and they bug me for some reason I can’t quite put my finger on. I love the giant zippers. The prints are a bit too much, but I do like the shoes and the overall silohuette of most of the looks.

    There’s nothing I would (or could) wear myself but at least it isn’t as cracktastic as most of the menswear collections.

    • marlie

      They bug me too. I think it’s because they’re supposed to look “thuggish.” Regardless, I really don’t like them.

  • Kitten Mittons

    The styling is strange. I can’t tell if they’re channeling rap artists, or if they just took off their wigs.

    That said, I don’t mind most of the clothes. Not particularly mind blowing, but wearable stuff throughout.

  • NMMagpie

    Frankenclothes, mostly. These boys have got to learn to stand up straight.

  • Shawn EH

    Justin Timberlake is all set for his next three videos.

  • Aidan B

    I can NOT with the headwear.

  • Gatto Nero

    A little dour overall, except for the prints. Some nice strong shapes, though.
    Odd that Givenchy is referencing decades-old street style for the head treatments. It just feels a little behind the curve.

  • Frank_821

    The styling is odd. And I’m not sure the models were the right pick. The guys themselves I think are very striking, fierce and strong in their vibe. However they feel at odds with the clothes. They feel a little too butch. It might have been better to go with the paler, more waif-ish, androgynous types

    • Janice Bartels

      Those models will cut you… for fashion!

    • marlie

      I think that’s the point. The impression that I am getting from the styling is a sort of “thug” look. Therefore it stands to reason that you’d want a bunch of beefy guys, rather than the hipster and/or androgynous type.

      • demidaemon

        I’m with Frank. It seems like a mixed message and incoherent with whatever it is they are trying to sell or who they are trying to sell to. Or just grossly and badly done cultural appropriation.

        • marlie

          Oh – I’m definitely not in favor of the styling. But that’s the only explanation that I could come up with for the decision to go with this particular group of models.

  • MoHub

    Those models sure look angry, and I can’t say I blame them.

  • Sarah

    Aside from the poor styling, I kinda like most of it. I think the florals could be used to great effect, the boots are good, and I am never mad at quality black, grey, and white pants/shorts/shirts for guys. Only problems: Mesh shirts are the devil’s work, and what for the aprons?

  • Danielle

    The lunchlady hairnets are just the worst.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Did all the designers get together and decide that the Spring 2015 Menswear collections should just be totally insane?

    • Agent Sculder

      My guess: they all got together, each kicked in a few grand, and decided whoever could make the most models cry wins the money.

      • demidaemon

        Don’t forget the imbibing of crack, alcohol, and other various substances to fuel their mad design to create model tears, which are obviously worth gold on the black market, if they tried so hard to be this successful.

  • kirkyo

    Except for the all white number, this is all really ugly. Not liking the prints and the wide stripes especially.

  • RescueMe23

    I know men who would fill all of those pockets with so much stuff they’d be hard pressed to stand up straight.

  • conniemd

    All I can see is male peplums. Why is their a layer of cloth at the bottom of most of the tops and jackets. I feel like the guy got up from the table with the napkin or table cloth accidentally attached to him.

    • Sarah

      Heplums! Totally. Very distracting.

      • smayper

        LOVE that neologism.

      • Kitten Mittons

        You win. I was trying to think of the right word, but manplums just sounded…..testicular.

        • Sarah

          Oh, believe me, I discarded that for the same reason 🙂

      • demidaemon

        Agree with smayper.

    • demidaemon

      My thoughts exactly. Man-peplums! NO!

  • alyce1213

    Givenchy by Tisci via Kanye? Some of the solid pieces are okay, but the splotchy stuff and the styling are awful.

  • random_poster

    Okay, after so many of these “collections”, I think it’s very clear that designers view menswear as a grand experiment. I guess I can’t blame them.

  • Kristin McNamara

    I think the menswear designers of the world are just trolling us now. What could one possibly need that many pockets for?

    • Fly-fishing?

    • little britches

      Fly fishing – yes! Hands-free ‘green’ shopping, extra shoelaces for tall boots, first aid supplies for Flamboyant Doctors Without Borders. You could add your own pops of color by wearing the black and white coats while berrypicking in the woods! Transporting hedgehogs. Magicians can hide wares up their sleeves AND in their pockets. For the glamorous and efficient office manager, pockets for every supply! And don’t even get me started on botanists. You could do fieldwork for weeks…

  • JauntyJohn

    Cruella de Thug?

    I vote no.

  • hughman

    As a former San Franciscan (from long ago when The Mission was still primarily Mexican and not filled with hipster, tech-douches) the whole chulo/gang reference really brings back memories. Not “good” memories, mind you, but a time when I might have crossed the street to avoid this look.

    • marlie

      ^THIS. Exactly.

  • barbarienne

    These guys are a comic book team looking for a Giant Double Issue Crossover extravaganza against the team from Thom Browne.

  • GHETTO Flower Power or more interference from Kanye? Whatever it will sit and sit and sit on sales floors world wide till it gets marked waaaay down n some fool wanna be snaps up one or two pieces at still too high a price!

  • Wink

    The do-rags only add insult to injury. I just can’t.

  • Heather

    What is with the skirt/aprons? I don’t like them at all.

  • Kimmu

    Is this supposed to be designer chulo wear? Because that is what I am getting out of it, especially with the do rags, earrings, and the overall look of the models.

  • Thomas

    Considering Zara’s penchant for ripping off Givenchy, I wouldn’t be surprised to see knock-offs by winter.

    • EveEve

      Knock off designer do-rags? Oh, the irony.

  • Monabel

    Do-rags and coarse earrings, cultural appropriation anyone?

    • demidaemon

      You are reading my mind.

  • Terri Terri

    I can’t get Ruth Buzzi’s “Laugh-In” hairnet out of my head now.

  • mjude

    I do love the boots

    • Agent Sculder

      That was my thought exactly. Even though I am a lady, I would LOVE a pair of the black ankle boots. Other than that, I got nothin’.

  • Lily

    The shoes are cool, kind of a pinpoint oxford Marten. That’s all I got.

  • Lily

    I’m pretty sure Uncles post these hidiocities (yup, just made that up) for the sole purpose of sitting back and watching us snark. They know what makes for good commentary. Well played, Uncles. Well played.

    • marlie

      It gives them at least an hour – or more – to finish up the next post. 😛

  • Everyone loves the boys in their pretty dresses.

  • JasmineAM

    I can only see kanye wearing any of this.

    • Qdahling

      I was thinking the same thing…

  • MilaXX

    It’s fine. It’s just another urban influenced collection. The pieces are mostly wearable, but I’m not crazy about the use of the skullies in the styling.

  • crash1212

    The hair nets. They’re killing me.

  • Patrick Cleary

    The Rorschach blot coats are pretty cool. The rest doesn’t grab me, and the clip-on earrings are making me laugh.

  • FrigidDiva

    The skits/aprons that are poking out of the bottom of the shirts remind me of Jewish prayer shawls, which I guess would go with the skull caps and the gauge sized earrings, because fashion. I just can’t get past the pattern though. I know it’s supposed to be floral, but on some of the garments it looks like some sort of skin growth.

  • PastryGoddess

    I’m sorry, but all I see is Kardashian at the Met Ball in this collection

  • Marty McFly, your jacket is now DRY! Hooray, the Givenchy fishing jacket our grandpas have been clamoring for. I like that print that straddles the line between floral and paint splatter, and the idea of men who aren’t drag queens in thigh-high boots. There’s not much else going on here.

  • frannyprof

    I have decided that all menswear designers are smoking crack, and Thom Brown is their dealer.

  • Mothra

    Cow camo?

  • marlie

    The clothes aren’t bad — some are really nice — but I aggressively hate the styling. Really, really hate it.

  • GoryDetails

    Hairnets and dalmations? I love that so many of the guys look as if they’re seriously re-thinking their career choices!

  • Anique Ashraf

    as a balding man, i feel heartened at the inclusion of sheer black skullcaps. now we can all look like shit TOGETHER. this is truly unity.

  • Jarethee

    What I want to know is exactly how high do those boots go and how on earth do you put them on? Do you have to unlace them each time? Needs a tutorial…

  • Daenyx

    Utility pants and skirts – two of my favorite things to see in menswear. 😀

    That was not sarcasm. I kind of love this. The boots are making me happy. (With people on hating the do-rag affectation, though.)

  • maxxman

    Some of them would great on the Court at the US Open.

  • t bell

    If you could mix and match you might be able to put together a couple of outfits suitable for the general public.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    The hairnets + the aprons = cracktastic waiters in some couture restaurant in purgatory. Love the boots, and would love to watch a hot guy slowly lacing up the thigh high ones, tightening them…

  • Trickytrisha

    Don’t much care for the clothes, but do appreciate them using models of color, rather than the usual parade of clammy looking white boys.

  • Cynica

    I don’t think I can bear to scroll through another men’s spring collection. My EYES.

  • I so see the “hot convict” Jeremy Meeks wearing this stuff. Now, I will run away and hide.

  • quiltrx

    Son, you’ve got a panty on your head.
    This collection gives me randomly-spouting thoughts, like…I like black and white and/or grey…how many pockets is too many…that is definitely too many laces…why does no one have thighs…what is GROWING on those clothes…

  • Sheenathepunk

    It seems that there are a lot of wild designs for men lately. I only wish we’d see them on the red carpet. I really get tired of suits, no matter how well cut they are.

  • demidaemon

    So I’m mentally editing out the douche styling because it’s dumb and inappropriate. Beyond that, there is some interesting stuff here (though in a dire need of mix and match, as these all over prints are a bit too much), but I’m going out on a limb here and saying that man-peplums and lace embroidered man tanks are a NO.

  • Joey Melliza

    no wonder these boys are pissed

  • FridaStaire

    Thugs! How droll.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Do-rags have now gone high fashion? LOL It’s funny how clothing accessories usually associated with “thug-ness” and “Ghetto-ness,” are embraced as edgy when appropriated by mainstream. Interesting.

  • Lisa Marie Loranc

    This entire collection looks like the costumes for a cheesy 80’s rip-off of Back to the Future

  • Synnae

    The styling is typical catwalk fug, but there are great individual items in there. The suit jackets look so sharply tailored!

    Things that should go though, over the knee DrMartens rip-offs boots, the skirts and the zillion sown on pockets coat and shirts.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    PANTY HOSE HEADS GERMAN ALIEN TENNIS PLAYERS.

  • jjfg

    Wait – they’re wearing hairnets? Is this the new kitchen couture line?