Wednesday, June 29, 2011

They're men. They're men in tights...and skirts.

Spring/Summer menswear 2011

Austere, futuristic and effeminate, the House of Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2011 menswear collection under the creative direction of Riccardo Tisci featured ultra slim pants, leopard prints and skirts. For the Spring 2012 line, Tisci lightened up a bit by injecting sequins, pleats and elaborate bird of paradise prints to the theme. Though the idea of men in skirts is far from new, this particular interpretation is admittedly noteworthy.

I have no comment on the man-skirt but I love the white and army green used heavily in the 2012 collection. Rendered in a simple strapped sandal and slim pant, it has a rugged androgynous feel that straddles the line pretty well.

Ok...I confess.  I only wrote this post to use the title. See Mel Brooks “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”.