We already know Riccardo Tisci finds inspiration in streetwear culture–after all, it’s thanks to him (and maybe Kanye West) that Givenchy became a hit on the scene. But maybe Tisci got a little too inspired this season.
A reader tipped us off to the striking similarities between a floral print from Tisci’s fall 2013 collection for Givenchy–and a Supreme sweater that’s already in stores. The print is (somewhat ironically) called “power, corruption, lies,” after New Order’s 1983 album of the same name, which features similar imagery.
Sure, floral wallpaper prints are nothing new–but the similarities in the washed out palette and the way it’s used on sportswear inspired shapes kind of crosses the line of coincidence for us. Then again, now that Givenchy is trying to cater to a more streetwise consumer, maybe the two brands’ aesthetics (which used to be vastly different) are just dovetailing in an interesting way.
We reached out to Givenchy and have yet to hear back.