“I think the brand was really just waiting to explode.” So says Sebastian Suhl, chief executive officer at Givenchy, who is igniting an ambitious project to magnify the French firm’s retail footprint and capitalize on the brand momentum fueled by its creative director, Riccardo Tisci.
Suhl plans to put significant investments in building a store network. He unveiled his strategy to open 26 boutiques next year. His aim is to contributing half of revenues by 2015, up from about a quarter today.
The painterly doberman is one of Givenchy’s signature this season. This backpack features leather trims and embellished shoulder straps with this canine imagery which can be perfect to galvanize a look. This bag is available at select Givenchy retailers and on Mr Porter.
The Givenchy Spring 2014 Men’s Collection is infused with a Latin influence combining to a myriad of prints such as floral, camouflage and flame. The Riccardo Tisci’s men designs mirrors the womenswear Fall collection presenting a juxtaposition of prints.
For the Givenchy‘s Fall 2013 campaign, Riccardo Tisci tapped his close friend Carine Roitfeld to style and also to appear in it with her daughter, Julia Restoin Roitfeld. This latest advertising effort also featured Amanda Seyfried, the new face of Very Irresistible Givenchy perfume, Spanish actor Quim Gutiérrez, models Mariano Ontañon and Dalianah Arekion which were shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and will break mid-July.
Riccardo Tisci designing sheer costumes for the Paris National Opera Ballet’s production of Maurice Ravel’s Boléro, which debuted at the Palais Garnier Thursday 2nd may night. Tisci, creative director of Givenchy, explained in a statement about his designs that he “wanted the dancers to feel naked somehow,” and added that the costumes express the same dark and romantic sensibility seen in his ready-to-wear collections. Find out the costumes in action after the jump.
Givenchy plans to take a pause from presenting its couture collection according to WWD. Riccardo Tisci won’t show a collection to the press during the next couture week in Paris scheduled from January 21 to 24. Nevertheless, the French fashion house will continue to making high fashion and welcome clients to its salons.
After being appointed as Givenchy‘s creative director in 2005, Tisci has been busy revamping the dusty french couture house, transforming it into a globally and critically acclaimed brand.
Tisci almost instantly brought to Givenchy what Tom Ford once brought to Gucci and Hedi Slimane to Dior: a money-minting black box of creative energy and social capital that’s as enigmatic as it is lucrative, and built in part on his personal reputation.
Strategically choosing the last day of fashion week, the Met announced that the next Costume Institute annual spring exhibition will be punk themed hosted by Riccardo Tisci and Rooney Mara. The exhibition, which will be held May 9th to August 11th, will include both New York and London punk influenced fashion and couture.