Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This Season's Most Famous Sweater

Bambi Print Sweater
Fall/Winter 2013

Who knew that a long forgotten cartoon character could cause a worldwide fashion frenzy? I certainly didn't. But Givenchy certainly did when they placed a beloved Disney character as the focal feature of their Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Bambi has stylishly sauntered his way from a 1942 animated movie to the catwalks of Paris. The endearing little deer has been superimposed on a vintage female figure to form this season's trendy new style emblem. From the creative mind of Riccardo Tisci to magazines and celebrity closets everywhere, this strangely adorable sweatshirt has claimed its title as this season's hottest commodity.

The highly popularized Bambi print comes in several editions; a black neoprene sweatshirt, a T-shirt, a lace-sleeved version seen on the runway and a sleeveless tank top.

The Runway
It took these two looks from Givenchy's Fall/Winter 2013 runway to spark a craze that compelled the fashion world into Bambi mania.

The Editorials
This fashion fad has found itself a favourite with stylists and fashion editors across the planet. American model Lindsey Wixon wears hers with a printed Givenchy skirt. Spanish belle Dalianah Arekion poses in black in white for V Magazine. Brit model Sam Rollinson features in I-D Magazine. Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna stands tall in the deer printed sweatshirt, with sheer spotted pencil skirt and ankle boots, all by Givenchy. Australia's Clare Byrne dons the cartoon patterned top for Interview Germany and Estonian beauty Alexandra Tikerpuu sweaters up for Stylist Magazine.

The Covers
Fei Fei Sun went from the Givenchy runway to the cover of Vogue China in the Disney inspired sweater. Elle Fanning brought out the softer side of this somewhat grunge piece on the cover of Miss Vogue Australia. Isabeli Fontana is striking on the cover of Telva Spain. Russian beauty Daria Strokous fronts Vogue Japan in the chic sweatshirt. Alexa Chung gets the opportunity to don this season's most wanted sweater on Madame France Magazine.

The Fashion Editors
Even the expert stylists have jumped on board the Bambi train. Vogue Japans's Anna Dello Russo and French fashion royalty Carine Roitfeld were both pictured in the famous sweater. Anna clinched hers in with a black belt and walked in imposing reptilian striped leather ankle boots, also by Givenchy. Carine wore the lace-sleeved sweater on two separate occasions. First she styled the in-demand jumper with a black pencil skirt and ankle strap sandals. Second, she wore it with a sheer spotted Givenchy maxi at the 2013 Met Gala. 

The Media Campaigns
The superimposed sweater has been a favored celebrity choice for media appearances and campaigns. Miranda Kerr modeled the look for Net-a-Porter's web magazine. Rising starlet Hailee Steinfeld picked a tank top in the memorable motif, prettified by a floral print midi skirt. Amanda Seyfried fronts Givenchy's FW13 campaign in the coveted piece, with a matching Bambi-stamped clutch. Miroslava Duma Instagrammed her doe-eyed look, styled with a belt and black and white tulip skirt. Beyonce wears the tank edition with denim shorts and South Korean actress Son Dam Bi wore hers with a leather skater skirt.

The Street Stylistas
Lala Anthony, singers Rochelle Humes and Monica all paired their Givenchy Bambi jumpers with leather leggings. Taiwanese actress Tiffany Hsu opted for a sheer black maxi skirt and Lily Collins daringly went without pants, along with Givenchy ankle wrap sandals. 

You can buy the original Givenchy Bambi print sweater for a whopping $1,375 from Net-a-Porter.com. Or you could settle for the generic version made by Primark for just €12 ($16).

Do you think Givenchy's Bambi print sweatshirt is worth the hype? Yay or Nay?
Judging by it being sold out on almost every online luxury boutique, it just might be.


Nee said...

hello Sam:) how are you? hope you had a good start to the week.
i've really been seeing this shirt everywhere... honestly i don't even know what's so special about this print:D i think the primark one is a lot cuter:)) in my opinion it's just a hype because all the big fashionistas are wearing it and because everybody knows that this print is givenchy.

thanks for sharing these pictures:)
lots of love xx

Chiara A. said...

I'm still deciding if Bambi sweater is a do or a don't
Think don't. For sure I don't want to spend such a lot of money for the original when your suggesteion is ever more cute! :)

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Lena vgolove said...

Beautiful sweater!

Have a nice day!

Helena Resende said...

That sweeter is so beautiful :)

Daniella said...

Hi Sam, hope you are well. I have to say I am still loving this Givenchy sweater even though its been shown so many times and on lots of different people. I love how Carine Roitfeld styled it with the sheer maxi skirt :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Jackie Harrison said...

Very Sweet top I will wear the Primark its more like the story line about Bambi I get sad when I read it but I do love Disney story and there cute tops.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

I love this sweater!

trishie said...

I'm amazed at the many ways there are to style this one sweater.

Bodil Loïs Huisman said...

The print is so great, I love the way everyone combines it so differently. Love it on Carine Roitfeld :)

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Margaret Dallospedale said...

So adorable!!!!! Lovelu sweaters both.
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Mira said...

Hi Sam, I think it's totally worth the hype. The sweater looks so cute and cool at the same time. I love it esp. on Amanda Seyfried and Lindsey Wixon. The price is ridiculous for a sweater! I would totally pick the Primark version too if we only had on over here. Jeez they need an online shop!!! My parcels from H&M have just arrived. Poor postman. Can't wait to open them. I got the jeans and sweatpants from the girls section and the fringe booties. Lola ordered them for me. I wouldn't have cos they are 200€!! I will probably send them back. Lola and Holly got me many things. It would take too long to list them over here. We also bought the jewelry and probably will make a giveaway. If it looks great that is. Have a happy Tuesday Sam. Over here the weather is truly depressing :D

xx Mira


Denise Sabs said...

Wow, yes, everybody is wearing it... as I can see here! I once published on my old blog shoes that had Bambi's face, and at the time no one liked. But a sweater, why not? I say maybe for me, cause I don't like saying No! and some time later surrender :) It has already happened, so, I say now maybe - but for me. :) denisesplanet com

Mireia LLumà said...

The sweater is certainly lovely but the original one is far too expensive from my point of view.. Your posts are awesome! Fore sure there is a lot of work behind each one..:)

Stella said...

I first saw this design when I was in the tube in London, a girl had a Givenchy bag and the bag had this figure.
Looking all those women in your post that wore the sweater shows me how much we are "brainwashed" by marketing, they make us want it by advertising it so much. It reminds me the Kenzo sweater with the tiger.
I think it's not worth the hype and certainly not worth the money. It's crazy how expensive it is.
I understand an expensive bag or shoes that are made of good leather but I don't get the cost of this sweater.
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Ozden Ozdogan said...

The design is really unique like the other ones from Givenchy but i think there's really a symbolisation lying under its popularisation.And it's really look symbolic to me like those Kenzo Eye Sweater.What do you think? And it's overrated just like Isabel Marant for H&M collection
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Alexandra Zakharova said...

No, I don't think Givenchy Bambi print sweatshirt is worth the hype. I personally dont like it this much. it is probably really trandy to wear somthing like that, but we have to remember that sense of proportion shoul be in anything. It's really important to be yourself and follow your own sense of style.
Great post, Sam!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes:) small and cute Bambi now is everywhere:) so popular baby:)

Thank you Sam for lovely words:) have a good time:)

Peet said...

1,375??? Are they for real????:D I don't think my conscience would allow me to buy a piece of cloth for that much money.:) I saw that show and that sweater and no, I didn't have a clue people would go crazy over it either. But think about it, how many people have the means to buy clothes like these. How much are they making if buying a sweater for 1000+ dollars doesn't faze them?? The imbalances of this world are crazy...

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It is definitely adorable, but there is a reason why only celebrities wear it. $1375 for a piece that will obviously only be worn this season isn't worth it!

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I think the sweater is so cute and adorable, so for me it is worth the hype, what I dont agree is the splurge on it, the price is really too expensive for this kind of garment! But the low cost alternative by Primark definitely worth and I need to find it! The print is even cuter! I like all the looks from the streets, the covers and the editorials. Lol I dislike the fashion editors with it though!:P Have a good day dear, kisses! xo

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Oh, you know, since the collections come out 6 months in advance, it feels like this sweater has been around for ages. :) :) :) It is adorable, though Primark one is also a sweet one, especially for people looking for a quick trendy fix. :) x

Coco said...

I must say I love this sweatshirt, and I would wear it with a maxi skirt to make the most of it!
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AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

Loveeeee the Givenchy version, but I'm not as keen on the primark one!

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Pip said...

Omg Sam! I love this post! I actually ordered one that looks almost identical to the Givenchy one and I can't wait to wear it! I am obsessed!
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Melissa dv said...

I really love the sweater, Tisci did such a great job on it. For example the Primark version just looks like a sweater with a cartoon character on it in my eyes. But the Givenchy ones are original and more artsy x

Evi said...

I'm totally in love with this sweater! I ordered it and I can't wait to make an outfit post with it! GREAT post dear!

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Serena said...

Oh my god I'm in love with this!
I love the idea of taking cute jumpers with illustrations on them and layering them over skirts and dresses with killer heels to completely dress the outfit up!
And Bambi... who doesn't love the little fella?


Style and Paper said...

I'm in loe with that sweater!!! Bambi is so cute!!!


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Carolyne O' said...

I want Bambi and the Kenzo eye one, so hot and cool, aren't they?
Xxx babe



Paola Lauretano said...

I love this sweater... s o cute!!!!
Kisses Sam!!

andysparkles said...

aww the sweater is so cute!


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Coco Colo said...

So cute :)


Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I saw in many places but I haven´t realised it is everywhere!! It´s a nice printing and I loved the character when I was a child. Kisses:)

Charu Sharma said...

Such a unique and cute collection!! :D


Afina blog said...

Anna Dello Russo and Carine :D the best!

Larissa said...

Wow, intersting that this sweater came SO popular. I mean, its cute but I would never have thought that really everyone would wear it!
Thanks a lot for your last comment :)


Fashion-Bridge said...

It's a cool sweater-shirt but frankly I'm not really blown away by it. I like Kenzo Tiger from the previous season way more. Though I must admit I adore Givenchy ad with Amanda:)

Thank you darling for all your sweet comments!




Oh to Be a Muse said...

No, I don't think the Givenchy Bambi sweater is worth all the hype. I actually like Primark's version much better.

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Anngelik Martinez said...

That is such a cute sweater. I love the design, half and half.


CQUEK said...

bambi, oh yes i love to have the jumper.

Caitie Schlisserman said...

that's so funny, I recently noticed how I've been seeing that sweater everywhere! love that you did this post... it's fun seeing it from the runway, to editorials, to the street!

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La x sacha said...

I like your blog so much!
This sweatshirt is so cute.

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This is such a lovely post! I like the look so much, the sweater is really chic. Anyway, I am so happy to be checking your blog again!

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Ania Zarzycka said...

interesting prints!! :)

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Dario Venuti said...

beautiful tee


LoveT. said...

Love the Primark Sweater :) ,great Post!


Emmylou said...

I do think it's a cute sweater, but the price.....argh! The Primark price sounds about right:D
Have a great Wednesday over there, Sam:)

Lady parisienne said...

I love this Givenchy sweter, but he's so expensive!

Antonella C'est moi said...

hi honey, i love this Givenchy sweater!!!kisses

What is in the hat? said...

This is amazing <3

Maddie said...

Not really sure I like it, because for the most parts I don't get it! :D
I think this sweater is a bit too overrated, though it, of course, looks very chic and fun, but would I spend more than 1000 bucks to buy it, probably not!
But that Primark sweater looks really cute!


Kashaya said...

I think it's cute but I wouldn't pay $1,375 for it...

Mihaela Pojogu said...

For me It's just pretty :)

Melissa Blake said...

SO expensive!!! I definitely couldn't afford it, but it is cute!

Valeria said...

Hi Sam. I have to admit that I don't like this sweatshirt. I prefer the low-cost proposal...it's very nice.


Mingaile Tarpy said...

A lovely sweater, it does seem to work with everything!


Ma Petite by Ana said...

I like the sweater !!


Jodie said...

I don't think it's worth the price tag but the designer wins. The premark version doesn't compare.
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awhite said...

Love this quirky little sweatshirt gem! :) Too bad it's not in my budget, ha.


Pop Champagne said...

oh man I don't think I can justify spending that much on a sweater, well maybe when I win the lottery! bambi is cute though for sure :D

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Carmen said...

For me that would be a nay. I don´t understand the hype about all of these sweaters anyway. I mean frogs, burgers and Bart Simpson? That´s not something I want to wear on my chest xD

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Eh... not my style.

Imogen said...

Where have I been? I didn't know about this before. I do like it but I'd definitely go for the Primmark version, it is so sweet and seems like wonderful value. I am suprirsed it has been so popular with the celebs, just not something I would have expected. I haven't seen any bambi sweaters in the shops where I live but II have seen a lot of bambi related stationery and little trinkets in one of my favourite stores recently.

Kati said...

Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
I actually like the Primark version better! And to be honest, this is the first time I even see this sweater!

Have a great day,

Francy -Stef said...

We like more the Primark version!!! So cute!!
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BELULOVE said...

i really dont like it jijijij +kisses

Jayme and Mendi said...

Wow, that's an expensive sweatshirt! I'd get the one from Primark!

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Dressed with soul said...

It´s a hype, dear Sam, you mention it exactly right, and of this cause sure not really worth the price. But I have to admit if the sweater were not as expensive I would love to own the original :) I like such fun sweaters really!

Thanks for this interesting and inspiring post, I wish you a happy rest of the week <3

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dk said...

aww love the bambi sweater! thanks for your lovely comment! glad you liked my LBD outfit <3


ChatterBlossom said...

hmmmm, i don't think I am liking it. I love bambi but...

Dania Carbonini said...

I really love these sweater, they are absolutely must have!



Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Okay so I love Bambi but this print sweater is just a hype and even too much of it, if I may say so.
Its the missing out syndrome in the fashion industry , "since everyone is wearing it I have to get it too thingy". I so much prefer the Primark one.

Jessica said...

I have seen this popping up everywhere too. I kind of love it.

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borka gamero said...

Not a fan of this shirt at all... I find it completely unflattering for some reason...
as always enjoy your posts though...
xox beautiful!

Kim Alston said...

It's popular, but I'm not a fan of it. LOL I hate to say that. Because I usually like things like this. I loved it when they did Marc Jacobs Mickey Mouse sweater. Maybe it's the design.

Patricia G. said...

This is one of my favorites sweaters for this winter!

Melo Limparfaite said...

this is a "must have" but considering the price I will go for the primark original model.

Elsha said...

Where the designer version is close to 3 months rent, I think I'll have to settle for the generic :)

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

I love Givenchy sooo much!! The designs are one of a kind and very artistic, even though they're all so expensive. hehe. I hope I can afford a Givenchy bag and sweater someday, it would be a dream come true! =D Thanks for the inspiration Sam! <3

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mademoisellemode said...

The coolest sweater !


Linda B said...

Whoa, that is one trippy print...aha, love it!

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Dascha Boonstra said...

Love it all :D So cute!


Abaya and Heels said...

Don't like it! i 'll save the money for a Kenzo one ;)

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Jessica Mattioli said...

I love this sweater! so cute!!!!

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daggistr said...

love this motive so much <3 ! great post Dear :*

Sveva said...

Like this sweater but I think the cost is so high :((

Miss Top Ten Image said...

I would never imagine that I would wear a Bambi sweater... But when I tried the Primark version I couldn't resist to bring it home with me!!!


Elle Sees said...

how have i never seen this popular sweater?? everyone loves it!

Sadie said...

I got the Bambi sweater from Primark in cream last winter, it's not quite Givenchy though :) xx

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Zahra Sandberg said...

Omg no! Haha - one trend I won't be jumping on any time soon even if I could afford it! I think the genius behind this is everyone loves bambi and has nostalgia about it - if you can get people feeling something - especially when it comes to clothing - then you've got them. Hearts + Minds. Btw, I think i had a bambi shirt growing up - that looked fairly similar!


Cassandra Too said...

This is so cute! I can see why the hype over it! :D

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Love this :)



Anat Koren said...

Great post!!! I love this sweater, very chic!!!
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S said...

To be honest, I don't like that Givenchy sweater so much... I'd prefer a lot the Primark one you selected!^^
Anyway it still look grat in many outfits!


ELISA said...

I love it but I wouldn't spend much money on it!
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Sorana Nistor said...

Oh Bambi, everybody loves Bambi, i mean...look at that face!!!!

Sarah-M. said...

This is great!

Demi Mist said...

It's cute! I didn't know about it. Thank you for sharing!
Have a nice day Sam!

Anonymous said...

Ahh love this sweater, its so adorable and has been seen everywhere! Givenchy is one of my fave brands.. never fails to impress!

June said...

Very adorable indeed! Informative and great post as usual Sam! :)

mochaccinoland said...

cute sweatshirt! the givenchy version is definitely better than the primark version.


Mr K. Fashion said...

So good! ; )

Xenia Metelski said...

good research!

Viktoriya Sener said...

I think this is very cute sweater!

Michelle LL said...

This Bambi sweater is so frickin cute and perfect, would love to own this one if only its more affordable for my pocket. Will check the primark version next time I go shopping but I don't think the quality will be as good as the Givenchy. Have a nice day Sam :)

Caro * said...

Amazing sweater ! But I prefer Bambi in the Primark version (so cute !) :)

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Nora Armani said...

It's a cute design! who doesn't like Bambi right! Thanks for sharing.


Margaret Cruzemark said...

To tell you the truth I have seen it so so many times and now I am just waiting for the next big thing.
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ahhhsoNeo said...

I don't like it:( too trendy, too 2013. No one will wear it or talk about it in a few months. And all the celebs probably got it for freeS some sort of marketing campaign.


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Miu said...

No sweater is worth more than 1000$...
And I have to admit I really prefer the version with the 'whole' Bambi^^

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