There is a lot that I like about this collection. A lot of the looks have a certain edge and I feel they are accessorized pretty well (yes, even the nose rings). My one complaint is that I would have liked to see some actual tights, as opposed to the leggings paired here, but that's relatively minor. Anyhow, here are some pictures of my favorite looks from the collection.
|My favorite of the lot. The skirt & top are great together. I really love the solid black sleeve.|
|A pretty basic look, but also an easy one for any guy to rock.|
|The bold red here is very striking. I find this very refreshing as one of the things I hate about menswear is the overuse of dull, boring colors and fabrics.|
|Something about this look really thrills me. The coat is a great match with this skirt, and I actually really love the leggings in this outfit.|
|I hate skirts over pants, but ignoring that I really like the look of the fabric used here.|
|I don't like the jacket, but the rest of the outfit is awesome. I love the slit in the skirt here.|
I've heard a lot of people say that men in skirts on the runway is a fad, or just done for shock value, but I don't agree. It seems to me that more and more collections have included skirts for men recently, so I think that designers are just wanting to push into new territory. A lot of looks that go down the runway simply aren't meant for everyday wear, but rather fashion as art, but I still think the runway can and does inspire everyday fashion. I say that the more we see men in skirts the better, especially when done well like this collection.
If you would like to see the full Givenchy Fall 2012 Menswear collection, check it out here on Style.com!
What do you think about the line? Is the runway an important part of men's fashion freedom? Let me know what you think below.