Defence against the dark
If Keats, Shelley or Byron were alive today, they’d be wearing Givenchy. The dark and romantic pieces ( albeit crossed with a basketball court) were a gothic version of the geometric and tribal prints seen in the spring/ summer 2014 collection. Long velvet jackets and dark suits were worn with white shirts and black netting pulled across the face for an emo twist. The label’s V- cut trousers were seen in bleached denim, teamed with collarstand shirts finished with red metallic. In a sportier vein, jackets, sweatshirts, trousers and pockets were decorated with the lines of a basketball court, from lines down the chest to curved half- circles across the shoulders. Fabric was varied: leather, neoprene and denim were used in combination, and grey flannel was notable. Outerwear was as sculpted as the models’ cheekbones.