12 times in 12 years Tisci impressed us at Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci bids adieu to Givenchy.

Just into the second month of 2017, a series of top-level moves at internationally renowned houses has surprised the world. Stefan Larsson announced his exit as CEO of Ralph Lauren, Creative Director Clare Waight Keller exited Chloé, Daniella Vitale has become CEO of Barneys New York, and now – this end-week’s headliner – Riccardo Tisci is leaving Givenchy.

Riccardo Tisci (Photo Source: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/feb/02/creative-director-riccardo-tisci-leaves-givenchy#img-4)
Riccardo Tisci (Photo Source: www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/feb/02/creative-director-riccardo-tisci-leaves-givenchy#img-4)

Undoubtedly, since assuming the role of Creative Director at Givenchy in 2005, Tisci’s vision has trended the LVMH-owned label to iconic new heights. In recognition of his many iconic creations, here is COVERED’s round-up of a dozen times Tisci impressed us during his time at Givenchy.

#1 The Bags

The Pandora first made its appearance in Givenchy’s FW ’09 collection.

Above: Beyonce’s Pandora Bag from the Givenchy Fall ’15 Pre-Collection  (Photo Source: www.purseblog.com/celebrities/the-10-best-celebrity-bag-looks-of-summer-2015, and www.givenchy.com/en/collection-accessories-women-fall-2015/lookbook-accessories-precollection-fall-winter-2015)

The Antigona first appeared in FW ’10 Ready-To-Wear collection.

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An Givenchy Antigona (Photo Source: www.owgcc.com/wp-content/uploads/Givenchy-Antigona.jpg)

#2 The Prints

The Rottweiler

The Rottweiler as worn by Kanye West, Liv Tyler and Rihanna
The Rottweiler as worn by Kanye West, Liv Tyler and Rihanna (Photo Source: www.becauseiamfabulous.com/2011/11/23/who-wore-it-best-kanye-west-vs-liv/)

FW ‘11 heard the growl of the first of many Givenchy’s animals- the Rottweiler. In an interview with GQ, Tisci cited the “boy scout look” as inspiration for this revolutionary print. 

The Shark

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Tinie Tempah in the Givenchy “Shark” sweatshirt from the SS ’14 collection (Photo Source: www.mrporter.com/journal/journal_issue67/1#3)

The Skull

Louis Tomlinson wears Givenchy FW '15 Skull Tee
Louis Tomlinson wears Givenchy FW ’15 Skull Tee (Photo Source: www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/people/one-direction)
Justin Bieber wears Givenchy FW '15 Skull Hoodie
Justin Bieber wears Givenchy FW ’15 Skull Hoodie (Photo Source: www.starstyleman.com/givenchy-eyeless-skull-print-sweatshirt-sp325)

The Bambi

(Photo Source: www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2013-ready-to-wear/givenchy/slideshow/collection#1)
Givenchy Fall ’13 Bambi Sweater (Photo Source: www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2013-ready-to-wear/givenchy/slideshow/collection#1)

The release of the iconic Bambi print in Fall ’13 was a softer touch, but in no way less impactful.

#3 Seeing Stars

Prominent across multiple seasons and featured on multiple mediums, the stars have become almost synonymous with Tisci’s work at Givenchy.

Givenchy Black Stars & Stripes Contemporary- Fit Shirt from the Pre-Fall '15 Collection (Photo Source: www.secondkulture.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Givenchy-Black-Stars-and-Stripes-Print-Shirt-Pre-Fall-2015.jpg)
Givenchy Black Stars & Stripes Contemporary- Fit Shirt from the Pre-Fall ’15 Collection (Photo Source: www.secondkulture.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Givenchy-Black-Stars-and-Stripes-Print-Shirt-Pre-Fall-2015.jpg)

These sweet pair of Tysons, as seen on Robert Downey Jr., have got us truly seeing stars (Photo Source: www.upscalehype.com/tag/robert-downey-jr, and www.blankmodeblog.com/2014/12/17/givenchy-tyson-high-top-leather-sneakers)

#4 Face Jewels

Givenchy FW '15 Face Jewels (Photo Source: www.oystermag.com/runway-report-givenchy-does-epic-face-jewels-for-fw15-pfw)

Givenchy FW ’15 Face Jewels  (Photo Source: www.oystermag.com/runway-report-givenchy-does-epic-face-jewels-for-fw15-pfw)

#5 Planes and Paisley

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Just look at the detail on this Pre-Spring ’13 release. The synergy between the curves of the paisley and the formidable silhouette of the fighter planes is simply delectable.

(Photo Source: www.secondkulture.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/7_13S7316667001.jpg, and www.yodonbleekraps.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/502364575_product_1.jpg)

#6 Baby’s Breath 

Who would’ve known that an understated flower could inspire such a powerful season? We stand in awe of this intricate, yet unbelievably simple design. Here’s a look at Givenchy Baby’s Breath print from their SS ’15 Collection.

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(Photo Credits from left: www.thebestfashionblog.com/womens-fashion/sleek-graphic-looks-in-givenchy-pre-fall-2015-womens-lookbook, www.addictedtodesigners.com/category/bags/givenchy-bags, and www.showstudio.com/collection/givenchy_paris_menswear_s_s_2015/lou_stoppard_reports_on_the_givenchy_show)

#7 Plane Runway

Givenchy Plane Runway Photo Source: http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2014/07/givenchy-ss15-x-paul-veroude)
Givenchy Plane Runway Photo Source: www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2014/07/givenchy-ss15-x-paul-veroude)

“The catwalk circled a spectacular installation by artist Paul Veroude: a 1967 French aeroplane painted black and dismantled, with each individual part suspended from the ceiling. The effect was that of a plane having exploded a fraction of a second earlier, before being frozen in a state of suspended animation.” – Florence Trott

Givenchy SS 15 Paris Menswear Runway Show (Photo Source:www.showstudio.com/collection/givenchy_paris_menswear_s_s_2015)
Givenchy SS ’15 Paris Menswear Runway Show (Photo Source:www.showstudio.com/collection/givenchy_paris_menswear_s_s_2015)

Watch the Givenchy SS ’15 men’s show here.

#8 Madonna 

Various adaptations of the Virgin Mary emblazoned onto ties, shirts and jackets has also become a notable look engineered by Tisci.

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From the Givenchy SS ’13 Menswear Collection (Photo Source: www.beyondretro.com/en/blog/2013/03/25/religious-iconography-a-brief-history-of-controversial-fashion)

#9 Haute Couture 

The Givenchy Haute Couture FW ’10 collection featured incredible embroidery and embellishments on gowns reminiscent of the victorian era.

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From the Givenchy Haute Couture FW ’10 collection (Photo Source: www.restlessthings.net/fashion/givenchy-haute-couture-autumnwinter-2010)

#10 The Accessories

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In Givenchy’s AW ’08, Tisci showcased a collection featuring skin-tight black leathers, heavily accessorised with gold crosses. (Photo Source: www.vogue.co.uk/shows/autumn-winter-2008-ready-to-wear/givenchy/collection

#11 Plaid

Plaid, done wrong, can look tacky. But not when engineered by Tisci. His love for these red and black checks has given these pieces an extra touch of ingenuity.

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Kanye West (left) wears the Givenchy plaid shirt with gold embellishments from the FW ’11 Runway.  (Photo Source: www.billyblazin.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/passion-for-fashion-kanye-west-wearing-a-givenchy-plaid-tartan-shirt)

#12 That Dark Ad Campaign Video from FW ’15

(Written by Michelle Julia, Edited by Nick T.)

Michelle Julia

Contributing Writer

A keen photographer, Michelle is hardly seen without a spare roll of film handy. She's especially fond of shooting portraits and observing the nuances in human expressions of emotion. In her spare time, Michelle mostly finds herself people watching, or planning trips to explore abandoned buildings with her trusty Yashica. She also takes an interest in fashion designing, and has probably spent just as many hours browsing fashion shows and runway pieces as you have watching Friends.

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