Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear line was delivered to crowds of adoring fans at the 2012 Paris Fashion Week. Billowing pieces of fabric trailed behind the male models as they mastered the intimidating runway, reminiscent of looks seen in the Middle East.
Fitting with this cultural concept are the collection of pristine religious portraits. Dogmatic images of praying and veiled saints were plastered across the couture t-shirts, blazers and long sleeves, a politically hot design niche that is seldom explored on the couture stage.
Layering is also essential to Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear pieces. Leather jackets and zip ups are placed on top of thin tanks. Thigh-length trenches are also used to cloak vests, sheer cloth and formal oxford shirts, giving off the appearance of volume.