Givenchy Pre-Spring 2013 Is A Disgrace

Boy, people sure do love writing about Givenchy and their creative director Riccardo Tisci. I, myself, recently tried to line up an interview with the (rumored) Frank Ocean one night stand, but have since come to terms with the fact that probably won't happen because there's, like, a 12 layer PR shitcake I'd have to get through just to ask dude about his "religious inspiration". Besides, all you really need to know about Givenchy is that it fills the newly popular weird space between streetwear and high-fashion. Meaning, high-end prices and predominantly graphic-based appeal. Riccardo has previously stated he wants kids to save up to buy his clothes, which is perhaps THE signature hypebeast behavior. With that in mind, it's pretty hard to imagine anyone, young or old, wearing Givenchy's new Pre-Spring 2013 collection. For starters, absent is Tisci's characteristic dark gothic vibe. He's trying his hand at color, color blocking and pattern, going so far as to outfit models in pink and orange hair. Although we applaud his courage, the result is fucking awful. Full stop. With clothes this disgraceful, Tisci might have ruined the one thing Givenchy does best—run a business.