Riccardo Tisci Finds His Givenchy Man in the Favela

As the fashion set may not be aware, the 2014 World Cup will take place in Brazil, the second time the country has hosted the highest international football championship. Riccardo Tisci appears to be planning ahead with Givenchy’s 2014 pre-spring men’s collection, titled Favela 74. As the loaded name suggests, the collection is a concrete jumble of contrasting bold prints and vivid colors, as well as tropical and urban influences, recalling the designer’s longstanding fascination with Latin America.

All the Givenchy staples—T-shirts, sweatshirts, bermudas, kilts, parkas—are given the mishmash treatment. Highlights include a wool and mohair grain de poudre tuxedo with ottoman satin lapels, reversible nylon coats, and bags (a first) braided from multicolored leather. And for those who didn’t get enough of Kim Kardashian’s optical florals from the Met Gala, there’s plenty of those, too.

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