This season’s Givenchy Spring Summer 2017 new collection comes with news. Important news. Management news. The brand Givenchy announced who would be the new creative director to replace Riccardo Tisci: Clare Waight Keller.
Two weeks ago at Paris Fashion Week, the designer Clare Waight Keller showed her final collection for Chloe – The Fall Winter 2017 Collection – where she served as creative director for 6 years.
At Chloe, she built a strong vision and aesthetic, instantly catchy and recognizable: chic, effortless and romantic all in one. The clothing items were bohemian, breezy, very feminine but still edgy. Her designs (clothing and accessories) were perfect for the festival looks (Tomorrowland, Wireless Festival, Coachella).
The designer will present her first collection for Givenchy in October 2017, in Paris – The Spring Summer 2018.
Clare Waight Keller. Photo Source: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images)
Keller succeeds Ricardo Tisci, who served as creative director at Givenchy ever since 2015, and showed his last collection in January, during the Fall 2017 men’s shows in Paris. Waight Keller is the second woman designer who takes over the creative director job at LVMH Group (LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton). The prior fashion designer was Maria Grazia Chiuri (Christian Dior). Prior Tisci, there were John Galliano and Alexander McQueen as creative directors.
Ricardo Trisci. Photo Source: Highsnobiety
During his time here, Tisci buit an edgy, goth-leaning aesthetic and a must-have streetwear having muses like Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé and Ciara. Tisci has become one of the most popular “celebrity” designers of the digital age. Waight Keller has an important objective: to maintain and develop the same vision Tisci had, but with a personal touch.
Photo Source: Creative Boys Club
In a statement to WWD, Tisci said “I have very special affection for the House of Givenchy and its beautiful teams. I want to thank the LVMH group and Monsieur Bernard Arnault for giving me the platform to express my creativity over the years. I now wish to focus on my personal interests and passions.“
Ricardo got his inspiration from the hip-hop culture, and brought sporty chic outfits, with distinctive printed jackets, t-shirts printed with bold graphics and expresed his love for sporty shoes. On the other hand, Waight Keller is well known for her interest in arts and beauty in general, bringing to the table that feminine and delicate side of fashion.
Although she has a vast experience in haute couture, she will be Givenchy’s creative director of the ready-to-wear womenswear, menswear, accesorries and not only. The famous brand first appeared in 1952, so, it’s a logn way to go, and many more years to come.
We’re very curious to see how the new designer helps the house to evolve.