Riccardo Tisci’s ability to marry luxury with streetwear influences have brought critical acclaim to the historic label, gaining both the house and Tisci legions of devout followers along the way. Just last season, Tisci’s pulled heavily from a staple inner city pasttime—basketball— but for the spring/summer season Tisci takes a blank slate approach. “When people think I’m going in a certain way, I have to go the complete opposite way,” explains Tisci. Crafted with military undertones in precise black and white looks, bombers, shirts, and trousers get multiple pockets and other utilitarian details. The strong, masculine look is then counterbalanced by a symbol of innocence, Gypsophila flowers, also known as baby’s breath and Tisci’s favorite flower. The reoccurring motif is printed on separates and embellished with pearls, a detail that potentially begins the house’s segway from it’s heavy street inspired aesthetic and into modern men’s couture.
Words and photos by Adriana Gaspar
Photo edits by Jake Osmun and Anthony Trevino
Modeled by Mark Theopholis