Luxury fashion house Givenchy shares spring/summer 2014 fashion trends for men that are inspired by African ethnography with Bright and light computerised motifs.
Inspiration: A memorable journey from America to Africa. From LA skaters, nerds obsessed with vintage 1970s computers, electronic loudspeakers to African ethnography
Theme: Blending colours, shapes, designs and prints
Silhouette: Colourful, exuding sporty elegance with emphasis on layering with contrasting elements
Print: Bright and light computerised motifs give a dynamic and graphic take. There is an influence of the Masaï and Zulu iconography, layered together with the energy of sportswear. Every kind of stripe animates the garments, while targets and go-carts add further visual effects. Placed in patchwork, each print reveals elaborate compositions
Aesthetics: Intricate fronted shirts and athletic t-shirts with cut-outs inject geometry. Neo-tuxedo pants in plain or printed cotton poplin are layered with silk georgette demonstrating masterful construction
Fabric: Poplin, jersey, gabardine and piqué contrast with thick nylon, silk organza or georgette, printed leather, satin and nylon knitted mesh.
Range: Oversized shirts, polos, parkas, pleated bermudas and leggings alternate with fitted tailoring