Givenchy makes menswear combatorial for fall-winter 2013 collection
PARIS (AP) - Gladiatorial combat is in the air for Givenchy's ever-creative Riccardo Tisci.
For the fall-winter 2013 menswear show, the Italian designer delved into his rich ancestry bringing back hundreds upon hundreds of candles which carved out an ominous catwalk arena.
Like Roman torches, they lit the way for the models who filed by in 48 mainly black-and-white looks.
The references were subtle but unmistakable: square breastplate-like photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe printed on T-shirts, sweaters and tank tops.