There are three words that are key to this post today.
Sublimation, Floral Motifs (okay technically two words here) and Givenchy. My DIY have been powered and inspired by all three trends as I attempt to make this tshirt from the Givenchy Fall ’11 (Rottweiler) Collection.
Three huge trends in one DIY, read on if you dare.
We have a lot to be thankful for from Givenchy. But I think their most recent works (headed by Italian Riccardo Tisci) has seen the fashion world perplexed and amazed. And I’m sure I am not the first person to tell you that Givenchy's Rottweiler (Fall 2011)Collection has really propelled the label into the masses. Tisci has been able to create the collection in a way that strips the pretentiousness of wearing high end labels into creating wearable everyday pieces.
I have seen everyone from editors to rappers don the now (in)famous print from Givenchy and it just further proves that the label has been abled to cross barriers and reach audiences where normal high end labels failed to. But my obsession for the collection first caught me thanks to the Watch The Throne concert where Givenchy was worn on high rotation by Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Kanye West & Liv Tyler
Christine Centenera & Rihanna
Next up; sublimation. Now, my fashion techniques knowledge lets me down, as I am not sure if Givenchy uses the sublimation method to create the collection. But I will tell you this, digital sublimation has been huge in the last couple of years as designers gain access to the technology to create beautiful and easy one of a kind prints. My experience of sublimation comes from my work I did with the label BlackMilk but there are countless others examples that you could simple google. Inside In, Inside Out’s Fabliha (pictured below) just recently wrote about the technique on her blog post here.
So after seeing countless street style and fashion images of the design, I wanted to create a one of a kind piece that combined my love of sublimation and the Givenchy collection (for its pop culture values of course!). But as Australia is heading towards Spring, I wanted to brighten it up a bit with one of Spring’s most explosive trend: floral motifs. No explanation needed; just amazing pictures thank you.
Thakoon SS12 RTW
Stella McCartney RST13
So definitely get excited for the DIY post :)
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