Riccardo Tisci's first and by far best menswear collection for Givenchy in SS'09, as featured in 10 Men's Winter '08 issue. This is elegant, brooding, gothic vampire-wear for the modern latino, two years before vampires were 'cool'. This was ghetto. This was the future of menswear. Hedi who?
Now, if only he'd make a return to form (same goes for you, 10 Men).
This came out around the start of this year, and it was so hard to find anywhere that I eventually ordered a copy from some bookstore in Antwerp. After seeing a friend's copy, I had to own it.
The issue focuses on a very small handful of designers showcasing looks from the SS10 collections mixed with vintage design references: e.g. Damir Doma, Matthew Ames, Christophe Lemaire, & Dior Homme meets Claude Montana, Perry Ellis, Jean Colonna, Guy Paulin. Each editorial is tied together with a very cohesive aesthetic thread: it's vaguely futuristic and minimalist; the outfits are soft and drapey, and the shirts and jackets are collarless.