We've already gone over the men's looks we want to wear from this season's shows come winter downunder (I'll have one of everything please and thank you Marc Jacobs). While leather trench coats and oversize jumpers are all well and good, it's quite nice to imagine donning something more feminine – and altogether darker – too.
Enter Givenchy's winter 2015 menswear presentation. Writing for Style.com, Tim Blanks' explained that Ricardo Tisci is often inspired by Catholicism, and that this time he's channeling its opposite. The red, glittery, molten-like runway, the black, piercing eye make-up, the snake necklaces and arm pieces wrapping around the body, and pendants featuring gnashing teeth all spoke to this.
Most of the men's presentations recruit female models these days to either present how women could wear the pieces, or to present actual womenswear pieces – perhaps to hint at their forthcoming collection. But Tisci seemed to use women as a thematically important part of the show; interspersed throughout, Jamie Bochert, Ajak Deng and co. evoked witchcraft of yore, and considering only women were executed for suspicion of practicing the dark arts, this added important, evocative depth.
They also allowed Ricardo Tisci to present the most incredible dresses of the season; everything from sheer, panelled chiffon slips, to white-lace, wedding-like gowns. Jamie Bochert in her '40s-style, bow-front dress complete with arm cuffs was everything.
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