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Givenchy Says Adieu to Riccardo Tisci

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The innovative and daring creative director Riccardo Tisci has left Givenchy after 12 years and over 90 amazing collections for the French fashion house. From his 2016 collaboration with renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic to 2011’s barking Rottweilers and the hugely influential black and white tailoring of 2010, Tisci has always understood the importance of surrounding himself with a ‘family’ of the best creative talents in their field: Abramovic, pop culture icons Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West, trans model Lea T, and doyennes of fashion industry subculture Lady Fag and Catherine Baba. Rumoured to be wooed by Versace, Tisci is a huge admirer of the late Gianni and close friends with Donatella, with whom he appeared in Givenchy’s A/W 2015 ‘Family’ campaign.

Whoever follows in his footsteps heralds exciting new developments in Givenchy’s vision for the future, building on the foundations that Tisci has built over the past 12 years; a fact that LVMH’s Bernard Arnault warmly acknowledged, paying tribute to Tisci’s ‘core contribution’ . Movingly, Tisci posted his own emotional acknowledgment of everything that Givenchy has meant to him on Instagram:

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Colour Smudging by Hare and Bone

With Pride upon us and Festival season well under way, it’s good to ring the changes with your hair. SEEN loves walking about in London, just for the sheer creativity that Londoners and visitors alike display in their choice of hair colours.

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Somewhere Over the Reignbow: LGBT Rights Protected in Queen’s Speech

With all the recent sombre news, coupled with the feeling that communities in cities are experiencing particular oppression, it is indeed heartening to hear the following words in the Queen’s speech: “My government will make further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, …

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Oh to be at Camino Bankside Now that Summer is Here

With temperatures set to soar as though it was 1976 (SEEN remembers sweltering through that), your best bet is to get anywhere by the river Thames, where the views are gobsmacking, and the food is fabulous. Like last year, London is awash with marvellous gins – and let’s remind ourselves, if you drink gin you are partaking in a resonant and historical pastime that is inextricably linked to London’s rich, vibrant and – dare we say it – dark past.

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Kieren Hughes: Urban Dreamscape

SEEN was instantly captivated by the work of the Cheltenham-born artist Kieren Hughes recently. His unsettling images seem born of modern-day anxieties about urban living, as in Chicago Fever Dream or the privileges accrued by a rich elite, as in The Last Privilege of an Oil Man.