>> I'm not particularly good when it comes to predicting 'HOT TRENDS' namely because these things tend to only come back and bite me later on. Having been around the show circuits for a few years and witnessing the mass of streetstyle evidence that ensues afterwards, I think it's fairly safe to say that after last season's Prada brogue/espadrille hybrids, pops of Jil Sander and neon Cambridge Co. satchels, these Givenchy VG 782 glasses, will follow the same trajectory of those hot trot items gone before. It's perhaps slightly unchracteristic of me to be pimping HOT fandangled things but then again, I was one of those mugs who bought a pair of Prada brogues ad unashamedly, from Prada's S/S 11 bananas and monkeys, I'll now be attempting to shift to Givenchy's A/W 11-12 panthers and violets and these glasses are the entry level ticket in (¬£350 for the acetate ones, ¬£390 for the fur covered ones). I don't even feel mildly ridiculous about saying that (except that I can concede that ¬£300+ for something is hardly budget friendly… frighteningly that is about as cheap as it gets with Givenchy…). I'm even contradicting my stance against wearing glasses with non-prescriptive lenses in them as I think these will be slightly too large for my mammoth prescription to handle. Damn Riccardo Tisci for all this self-confounding talk. I blame the violets. The panthers. The Versace-esque prints. Even the bloody cat-ears caps that will undoubtedly emerge in the gardens of the Tuileries come October.
Backstage photography by Morgan O'Donovan for Dazed Digital