GIVENCHY by Heron Preston “Bootleg” T-shirtFashion, Jungle Buzz — By JGM Staff on March 20, 2012 at 12:56 am
Givenchy’s series of Rottweiler shirts have been favored and worn by fashion trendsetters from Rihanna to Kanye West, like any popular item that the stars wear or mention, it ends up in the streets of NYC. The Givenchy Rottweiler shirts range from $200 – $400 retail and they only come in the color black, now that’s a pretty penny for a t-shirt but a lot of people still seemed to have ate it up. Lately there’s been these white t-shirt versions of the Rottweiler circulating through the streets of NYC and on tumblr. It appears to be a “bootleg” version of the original shirt, this isn’t sold on Canal St and we searched online for it, led us to one place. The tumblr/website of the marketing strategist and designer Heron Preston, known for his playful downtown NYC yearbook entitled “The Young & The Banging.” It seems like he makes these personally for his friends and family, you have to appreciate someone knocking off an expensive item and making it cool to wear something bootleg. If you check out his tumblr, you’ll see even see people like Theophilus London sporting it. What will he come up with next?