Following on from menswear’s recent flirtation with florals, Givenchy’s bird-of-paradise jacket is the ultimate accolade to tropical-print audacity.
Hawaii – and just about everywhere exotic – is the must-visit style destination for the season, with the prevailing trend towards playful prints on summer staples lending credence to the look.
Central to the SS12 Givenchy design offering, the creative team headed by Riccardo Tisci have employed the bird-of-paradise print in varied forms across both the men’s and women’s collections, creating a bold and bright aesthetic marriage between the two genders. With Tisci citing the pattern as reminiscent of “Romanticism and sexuality,” it’s a look that’s intended to leave a lasting impression.
Amping up the exotic design references seen throughout the international menswear runways, this sharply-cut single-breasted style is transfer printed with the floral-print displaying an intensely sharp photographic quality. Crafted in Italy from the finest wool, this vibrant tailored style is guaranteed to shift your wardrobe into high-summer mode.
Arriving in time for the sunshine season, it’s not a look that will be embraced by the male masses, requiring a great deal of masculine swagger to pull off, but it’s certain to play a role as the statement signature piece of the most directional man-about-town.