Thursday, April 2, 2009

Vibrancy in the House of Ferragamo

The House of Ferragamo produced a very sheek collection. The tailoring was absolutely fantastic and there was a variety of colours to choose from. I loved the fact that they used a lot of peach and salmon with the normal beige and whites. I also loved the fact that they had ruffles on a few of their tops and a tie-dye type feel to the shirts. I also loved the fact that there were a few jumpers in the collection, which many designers are afraid to attempt in their mens' collection. Most importantly, I loved the fact that it was very tropical and would fit nicely with any female collection that came down the runway last year. These were outfits you could definitely go out to the office with and then out to dinner with. The one thing that I did not like about this collection was the fact that one of the models had a clutch purse. Anyone who reads this site knows how much I hate mens purses and astonish the fact that every designer seems to think that men would want such a feminine item. But this is the first time I've ever seen any fashion house be bold enough to make a clutch! Even the model that was sent with the purse didn't know how to hold up and ended up putting it under his armpit. He looked uncomfortable and just plain odd. I know that accessories are a huge part of the Ferragamo brand. In fact, Salvatore himself started his fashion house with shoes. But a male clutch is just ridiculous and not needed. Watch the runway show for yourself and tell me what you think about this certain accessory.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A knock out or knocked out at Givenchy

I didn't know what to make of Riccardo Tisci's collection for Givenchys men Spring/Summer '09. It seemed that they were outfit a boxer would wear from the 1920's. There was a lot of oversized tops and sleeveless shirts, which were fine, in fact they seemed very urban and youthful; the type of top you would normally see on people like 50 Cent or Eminem. My biggest problem had to be the pants. For some reason, Tisci kept sending down shorts that had men's tights underneath. The weirdest part were the shorts were above the knee while the tights were below the knee. I've seen a lot of clever forms of layering, but this collection took it to a whole new level - a level I don't think it should have gone to. If you completely judge this collection from the waist up, it was great. But from the waist down, it was a trainwreck. Watch the show for yourself and tell me what you think.