Saturday, 28 March 2009

The Material Boy #258







Givenchy Fall Winter 2009/2010 'Bondage' Shoes

In a dark collection that exemplifies Gothic inclinations and bondage fantasies, Riccardo Tisci once again turns out a collection of mind boggling alpha male styles which challenges perceived masculinity. Beyonds the 'editorial-inspiring' ready to wear, the footwear is also one of the focal point of his Fall Winter 2009/2010 Men's Collection for Givenchy.

Bondage is the theme. And the shoes sees themselves tightly wrapped around creating a 'mummified' design. The most 'disturbing' of course is the thigh high boots with glittery texture that definitely will be 'highly contested' item for all drag queens or attention seekers alike.

However, the low cut lace-ups offers a refreshing take on men's shoes design, and in fact could look uniquely interesting among the conventional offerings we see from everywhere. Definitely a collection for the bold and those who harbour 'fantasies':-P

I do want to check out the low cut versions. At least they look normal enough while being indifferent.

Source: www.menstyle.com, www.givenchy.com

9 comments:

beautiful things // beautiful minds said...

o my... *lust*

Rene Schaller said...

mostly like the blue overknee-boots, but can hardly imagine to wear them.

Kevin and myMANybags said...

They are different for sure!

www.LuxuryObsessed.com said...

Thank you for featuring these, um, shoes. I wonder if stores will even stock them. I appreciate the fantasy element and the editorial potential is HUGE, but I don't know anyone who is that fashion forward. Perhaps a very rich fetishist?

princep said...

y the only place that someone could buy Givenchy shoes is.. Paris, France? this is s upsetting! i been searching all over London for a boutique store to buy some lace-up/gladiator boots frm S/S09.. s unfair

Will said...

hey kevin, not sure if you have seen this website : http://www.gammacurta.com/

It has LV shaped candy pops. Its so cute. The artist also uses branded make-up products make art pieces like guns. Go check it out. I bet you will love it. I was trying to look for your email, but I can't find it on the website. Please share this website with bagaholicboy and the rest of the LV fans. LOL.

freshmess said...

more like bandage to me...

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Yeah Princep and Luxuryobsessed, Givenchy men is really 'scarce' in terms of distribution. I have never seen the brand before for mens. Dunno know where to get them. www.thecorner.com stocks some Givenchy mens though...

Their shoes are one of a kind. It's very pricey...so be prepared to shelf out big bucks for it.

Yes, mark...it's like bandage...I think it looks like mummified!:-P

deluxeduck said...

I quite like the low cut laceups too. yes, even the sparkly ones.