Blazer - Topman
Top & Kilt - Studio Collection
Jeans - c/o Open
Boots - Dr Martens
Septum Ring - Gypsy East Jewels
The spring/summer 2016 collection marks Riccardo Tisci's 10th year at Givenchy, Taking the reins from previous super-directors Julien Macdonald, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, and marking his work taking the brand into a futuristic vision of fashions future. So I felt it was only fitting to make a small homage to one of my favorite creative directors but putting together a Givenchy inspired outfit post (not that I need an excuse - lets be honest). One of my favourite things about Tisci's vision of Givenchy's menswear is his use of all black, and the way he effortlessly incorporates skirts into mens tailoring in a way that feels wearable and aspirational simultaneously. My pleated kilt from Studio Collection in Camden has served me well, as it has so many different layering options and ways that it can be styled. This time I decided to wear a longline top with slit sides over the man-skirt, also from Studio Collection. I paired this with my favorite black skinny jeans and added a cropped blazer to smarten the look. The septum ring has become something of a Givenchy signature since it was introduced in the Spring 2012 collection, and Tisci went even further in the Fall 2015 collection by covering the models faces in pearl and diamond encrusted piercings. I finally managed to find my Gypsy East septum ring, just in time for this blog post! and I finished off the accessories with a man clutch and chunky boots. One day I will own a real piece of Givenchy, but until that day I will continue to emulate the look, and hope that I inspire you to do the same.