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  • Givenchy fall/winter 2014 menswear collection, Photo courtesy of Givenchy

  • Givenchy fall/winter 2014 menswear collection, Photo courtesy of Givenchy

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Bauhaus meets basketball in Givenchy’s fall/winter 2014 menswear collection

Riccardo Tisci, the creative editor of Givenchy, was inspired by the rationality and functionality of German Bauhaus moment, one of the most influential currents in modern design, as well as by basketball imagery for the brand´s fall/winter 2014 menswear show. The collection, which was an elegant combination of the geometrical shapes of Bauhaus with the circular shapes of a basketball court, was presented some days ago in Paris with great success. The show had a sporty yet elegant vibe and not only did it feature basketball inspired prints (including some abstract depictions of basketball players all over shirts and jackets) but it was also staged on a runway designed to look like a basketball court, with fluorescent pink court markings. Apart from the classic cashmeres and angoras, there was also a bold use of muskrat and opossum fur that stole the spotlight.

The models walked in some amazing Nike high tops that opened our appetite for the forthcoming collaboration between Riccardo Tisci and the famous sports brand, set to be revealed this spring. Riccardo Tisci said to the Guardian that the collection was inspired by an adolescent career playing basketball and an obsession with Bauhaus: “Basketball is a free game – you’ll find a yard on the street everywhere from Italy to America. That was the start of it – then I added the specifications of Bauhaus with the blocking and the nets on the face. Basketball has been done many times, so it made it a little bit unusual.” We are absolutely sure that Tisci’s excellent take on Bauhaus geometry and sports chic will be one of the next season’s massive hits, so let the game begin!