Kick the Hype


vogueGivenchy designer Riccardo Tiscwent on instagram straight flexing with his sneaker collaboration with Nike for Vogue Magazine (styled by Grace Coddington). Pictured with supermodel,Joan Smalls draped across his shoulders was a kodak moment. Granted the photo of the Vogue‘s editorial wasn’t clear as expected. Needless to say, it was enough for the hypebeasts to start saying their tax money for the highly anticipated sneaker.The Air Force 1 Hi Boots would be retailing for $225 at select Nike stores. It appears Nike is not ready to play nice with the folks after Kanye dunked on them during his recent interviews. I find it hard to believe the two (Yeezy and Tisci) don’t discuss the athletic company of their sudden decision. At the end of the day, they are not going to break a friendship regards to a cooperation. It wouldn’t surprise me if the sneaker is launched around the same time as Kanye’s sneaker with Adidas. Only time will time.

Iron Will

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En Noir with Ssense


slide-1-0  I love the direction Ssense has done to their website. Not only are they selling some of the best ready to wear garments, they are also giving FREE editorials looks. This particular shoot is fantastic! Styled with some of the hottest labels such as Rick Owens, Givenchy, and Raf Simons, it gives street style fashion! The gloomy and melancholy backgrounds truly embraces the street goth aesthetic, which is effortless and stylish.

Is this the end of magazine subscriptions because I am starting to see more fashion retail websites follow suit. People able to see editorial quality shoots far less than the publications. Despite the slow progression of the economy, it still doesn’t beat people trying to find a small substitute to save money (even if they spending it all on high fashion goods)slide-2-0 slide-2-1 slide-3-0 slide-6-0

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Givenchy Pre-Fall 2013 collection


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In the urban high fashion world, I question how long would it take for Givenchy pose as fashion’s  “man’s best friend” will cease. There is no shade to the designer hustler of the year, Riccardo Tisci, but perhaps am I the first fashion blogger to actually make a statement behind the barking madness of the fashion label. Showcasing the images for the pre-fall 2013 collection, it appears the collection has switched dogs, but fail to switch its kennel regarding to style. Thanks to certain celebrities for bring Givenchy to the urban demographic, it has been the label to fetch to for a while. I can’t see how some of these hypebeast purchase some of these overpriced recycled-looked items.

The past few collection has practically been extremely similar!  As of lately, fashion trends has been taken on the extended tip far as trends. This gives the fashionista more than enough time to indulge the “on-trend” items. His construction is great like no other, but I only wish to see some more tricks thrown in the upcoming collections. Far as inspiration and branding, I am a big fan of Riccardo Tisci. If there is any consolation to the collection, The outwear and footwear are great! I also liked the plaid shirts as well.. Just curious when they are going to Michael Vick the dog trend (no pun intended)..

“Iron Will”

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Rumor: Givenchy and H&M to collaborate in 2013


It hasn’t been 2 weeks since the launch of the Maison Martin Margiela and H&M and there is already speculation of the next designer placed on deck for 2013. early rumors are suggesting that fast fashion powerhouse H&M’s latest collaboration is to be none other than Givenchy (Gee Von Chee). Supposedly, the two labels will be joining forces in 2013. While H&M’s roster consist of Marni, Maison Martin Margiela and Versace collaborations, it would not be a surprised if this is true. Once again, this is not confirmed, but this news is completely viral at this moment!
Soapbox: My only concern is how would it affect the “Givenchy Fad” with the hypebeast out there rocking the “rottweiler” shirts or whatnot. Once upon a time, the urban community was totally aware of Givenchy (let alone failed to pronounce it correctly). Since Your favorite rappers wearing it, they want to! I appreciate EVERYTHING Riccardo Tisci has done with the label since he has arrived, but I am skeptical how this is going to turn. Lets not make this another “Ed Hardy” fad.. lol.. stay tuned.

Marcelo Burlon – County of Milan


Recently I have not gotten the chance to post anything due to obligations. However, the inspiration bulb regards to the aesthetics of life is never dim. When I was browsing on the net, I was intrigued from the recent t shirt collection from Marcelo Burlon (The county of Milan). Burlon, preferred to be recognized as an “art director” is known for his events, parties, art direction and vast connections in the worlds of fashion and art, the Milan based creative presents his first ever t-shirt collection in time for Summer 2012. Collaborated with graphic designer, Giorgio Di Salvo, to make these remarkable t-shirts.

The images are pretty dope overall. Being inspired throughout his life in South America. His lookbook features longtime friend Lea T (and if you’ve seen recent street style snaps, she’s been Burlon’s biggest promoter), and he counts Riccardo Tisci as his best friend, which explains the intricate designs. I am curious about the prices on the shirts. I can strongly see this as a perfect substitute from Givenchy t-shirts. My limit of purchase will be approximately $200 (ironically, I may change my mind lol).  #IJS

Givenchy – 2013 Spring/Summer Collection


Givenchy has been on a extreme demand through out the fashion world. With Megastars such as Kanye West, Jay Z, A$AP Rocky, and among others truly branded the fashion label into the hip-hop world. Givenchy’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci has decided to continue his noir aesthetic with a slight alteration. Out of the entire spring/summer 2013 collection, the winner was the graphic t shirt. Naturally graphic t shirts are not really the main hype of collections. If you are considering the iconic YSL t-shirt, that’s a classic must have fashion essential. Tisci’s fascination with his Christian roots is breathtaking, nevertheless. Its rich choice of fabrics and color made a statement. I sense the emotion inspired from Baroque art. This particular style of art is my absolute favorite period because of the emotion the images deliver. Overall, this is my favorite Givenchy collection (minus the Salmon skirts.. negative). Tisci has become a great asset to the brand, which this collection will prove to be one of the must haves on the streets next year.

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Givenchy – Resort Collection 2013 (preview)


Riccardo Tisci and Givenchy will be advancing its menswear collection for Resort 2013. Taking pointers from the fall runway collection, the preview of the Resort 2013 range draws its inspiration from similar military tenants and elements. Although this is incredibly noticeable to be Tisci’s work, the Resort 2013 line looks like something which has been designed from the previous collections. I would honestly think this collection is a slight remix of “watch the throne” or whatnot. The collection is not bad if its suppose to define the Givenchy menswear, so be it. Based on the arrangement, I was expecting a different direction.

Givenchy S/S 2012 campaign ad


Supermodel Gisele Bündchen along with Chris Moore & Simone Nobili featured in the latest campaign for Givenchy. They are clearly not wearing any surf wear, but there is no doubt Riccard Tisci‘s creative director is in like swim wear. For some reason, photographers Mert and Marcus still made sure we concentrate on the garments despite the juxtaposition regards to contrast of scenery.