Givenchy Fall Winter 2017 Menswear and Givenchy Fall 2017 Couture will now be the last collections authored by the edgy style of Riccardo Tisci.
The last collections designed by Riccardo Tisci were held at the National Library of France, on January 20 in Paris, a week before the official separation, effective since the last day of such month. The departure was made official following the mutual and amicable agreement in a statement citing the aforementioned creations as Ricardo’s last under the brand.
Givenchy played safe by not staging a runway show during the next Fashion Week, instead preferring to launch when a creative director is in charge. The womenswear set will be designed by Givenchy’s studio and sold to retailers in its Parisian showroom as the norm.
There are no current timelines to name a successor and no names have popped up to occupy the creative chair, a scenario that leads to no suppositions nor rumors while the market experiences wide creative leadership changes that have also affected Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Marni, Lanvin, Chloé, Jil Sander, Ermenegildo Zegna, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Salvatore Ferragamo and Carven.
However, while there is no man or woman eyed by the press to command Givenchy’s artistry, Riccardo Tisci has already been the target of strong analysis that suggest that his credit for having “revved up and reinvented Givenchy in his own edgy image” (via WWD) might be put in service for another brand currently in need of a creative revolution, the long Donatella-designed Versace.