Posts Tagged ‘Givenchy’

Celeb style, Designer Spotlight

Joe Jonas for MR PORTER

By Laura on July 25th, 2011

Our good friends over at MR PORTER’s have given us a sneak peak at their exclusive shoot with Joe Jonas which will appear in tomorrow’s edition of their online magazine. Styled by Dan May and shot by Angelo Pennetta, Joe is featured in new season Burberry, Maison Martin Margiela and Givenchy. I absolutely love the dressed down tuxedo look and hope we see more of this styling for fall.



Brand Spotlight, Grooming, News

Trend Transition… Eyebrow-Free Faces?!

By wreid on July 17th, 2009

eyebrows.jpgBack when she started out, Karen Elson had her eyebrows infamously off-ed at the suggestion of Steven Meisel. She catapulted to international fame fronting high-fashion campaigns and covers from W magazine to Italian Vogue. All this would suggest that the loss of one’s eyebrows is actually rather beneficial- a debate being started over on the Daily Mail website. In the latest Givenchy advert, model Adriana Lima shows off a pair of bleached brows and the Daily Mail is as always on the attack.

Unfortunately for my now traumatised retinas, the newspaper made up a few of Britain’s biggest stars without eyebrows (image above.) I’m not a fan; waking up without eyebrows would be one of my worst nightmares. I can understand that on someone staggeringly beautiful and Elson-esque, a lack of eyebrows would only increase allure. However, this is most definitely one trend I pray does not make the leap from womenswear to menswear. Let’s leave it to the models!

(Image: Daily Mail)



Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Alexander McQueen talks to Numéro Homme

By admin on March 23rd, 2009

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The Spring Summer issue of Numéro Homme is out, and for the non-francophones among us they kindly include an English translation of all the interviews at the back of the mag.

Philip Utz spoke to Alexander McQueen who, with typical forthrightness called Utz up on his interview skills, called fashion journalism a “thinly-veiled exercise in marketing” and then proclaimed that “the British Fashion Council doesn’t know what the fuck it’s doing.”

In a particularly explosive comment McQueen said: “Well what do you make of Hubert de Givenchy? He was only ever any good at ripping off [Cristobal] Balenciaga

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Clothing, Entertainment, News

VMAN 13: Spring 2009- Jake Madden and CJ Hancock

By Will Reid on February 24th, 2009

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The latest issue of VMAN was released a few days ago and it has two, bright covers. Models Jake Madden and CJ Hancock pose in fab suits from designers Calvin Klein and Givenchy and the covers are brilliantly fresh- perfect for the economic moan-athon we are currently suffering!

CJ and Jake are the joint winners of the VMAN and Ford Model Search and from these debut covers it looks like they will go far.

See after the jump for a full review of this issue with pics included!

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Designer Spotlight, News

Pitti Uomo: Givenchy menswear

By admin on January 14th, 2009

Givenchy chose to give a presentation of their clothes at Pitti Uomo in Milan yesterday, take a look at the video to see the clothes, which consisted largely of avant-garde style traditional menswear. The collection gave off slightly post-apocalyptic vibes with fur coats and military tailoring. Trousers had oversized waistbands cinched in with rope or woven leather belts, thick soled shoes made an appearance and patterns consisted of stripes and plaid check.

From a writer’s point of view presentations are great because you can see fabrics and details up close, but I feel that they sometimes lack the impact of a catwalk show? What do you think?
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Footwear, Trends

Ricardo Tisci gives the ghillie brogue an S&M touch for Givenchy

By admin on November 28th, 2008

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On Jak et Jil they’re agog over a pair of Givenchy ghillie brogues with added buckles, lacing and straps. Ghillie brogues are worn by bagpipers, members of marching bands and are an essential part of Highland dress; I’ve always loved the contrast between the feminine lacing and the masculine brogue. I like what Richardo Tisci has done with the classic shoe, and with a careful bit of crafting you could easily recreate the look.
Loake do a great ghillie brogue, but if you pick up a pair intended for marching they will have a thicker sole which is a footwear trend making waves in menswear at the moment.

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Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Brandish Poll: JT in Frock Horror Scandal?

By Will Reid on September 9th, 2008

Being the face of a Givenchy fragrance pretty much cements you as a style star (not that I would know but one must work on assumption when speaking of Britney-dating, ex-N*Sync stars!) Well, I was bitterly disappointed in Justin Timberlake’s outfit at the Fashion Rocks concert last week. JT wore a grey blazer from his new ‘William Rast’ range and a pair of hideous turn-up jeans with an odd silk tie- seemingly cut in half.

Is it just me who’s shocked by this lack of style sense? Vote in our poll below!

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

James Franco puts on a serious face for Gucci

By admin on August 20th, 2008

After Ewan McGregor for Davidoff and Justin Timberlake for Givenchy James Franco joins the latest ranks of celebs advertising male scents.
It’s ve-ery slick and deadpan, the black & white cinematography and deep voiceover are a million miles away from Franco’s early beginnings on Freaks and Geeks. The track is a Brian Ferry cover of Slave to Love done by the uber fashionista Roisin Murphy.



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Givenchy persuades Justin Timberlake to wear fragrance

By admin on August 1st, 2008

justin timberlake givenchy play.jpgJustin Timberlake is abandoning his decade-old au naturel smell to become the face of new Givenchy scent ‘Play’. The singer was reluctant to smell of anything other than eau de Justin until Givenchy persuaded him that he would enjoy wearing the fragrance.

Timberlake told GQ: “First of all, I haven’t worn cologne in 10 years, since the days when I’d drench myself, until I realised I didn’t want to smell like something else, I wanted to smell like myself.

So when Givenchy approached me, I said, ‘I gotta be honest, I don’t wear a fragrance. If you can get me to wear it, it’s gonna have to be good. If you can win over a guy who doesn’t wear fragrances, it’ll be something fresh.”

[Source: Haute Concept Image: Sipa Press/Rex Features]



Heroes and Celebrities, News

Justin Timberlake signs for Givenchy

By admin on February 27th, 2008

Justin_timberlake_givenchyAnother day, another celebrity endorsement deal. Forbes report that Givenchy have signed Justin Timberlake to be the face of their new men’s perfume, which launches this autumn. The CEO of Parfums Givenchy released a statement saying that they chose La Trousersnake for his innate style: "He is a world-recognized trendsetter who redefines modern elegance."

Innate style, my foot and fourpence! Would someone with innate style be seen dead with his girlfriend wearing a matching denim outfits, let alone dressed up as Rag Dolly Anna (left)? I know it was the ’90s but my point is that JT might look good now but I suspect it’s only because his label’s employing a better stylist. To me, it always looks like the clothes are wearing him rather than the other way round.
Read the full story here and note how obsessed Forbes are with ranking and income -  a bit of subliminal advertising for their world famous lists.



Designer Spotlight, News

Paris Catwalk Report: Givenchy

By admin on January 21st, 2008

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For me, it’s a bit of a shame that so many designers are forgoing the catwalk for cheaper means of displaying their wares, as I think you need to see clothing in movement to really get a sense of it.

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