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Givenchy Says Adieu to Riccardo Tisci

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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Port Cities play the Slaughtered Lamb

Canadian band PORT CITIES are still bathing in the afterglow of November’s Nova Scotia Music Week, where they scooped no less than five awards, including album of the year, digital artist of the year and entertainer of the year. SEEN has certainly been enjoying their beautiful vocals. In light of such accolades then, its only …

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My Furry Lady: the Art of Marion Peck at Dorothy Circus Gallery

SEEN can safely say that there is nowhere quite like Dorothy Circus Gallery in Notting Hill. It is the very antithesis of the white, clinical art gallery that abounds in the capital. From the beautiful yet disquieting pop surrealist art that is the passion of gallery director Alexandra Mazzanti, to the welcoming gallery itself complete …

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Faune: a free new typeface from France

SEEN has always been fascinated by typefaces, so was very interested to hear that the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap), a public establishment of the French Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale, has commissioned the creation of a type family. Alice Savoie was chosen by a panel of experts following …

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Prep release new single and play Islington Assembly Hall this Sunday

Well, if this isn’t the sound of the summer, SEEN doesn’t know what is – PREP have aired the new video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, the first single to arrive from their forthcoming EP ‘Cold Fire’, due out in April 2018. Directed by Tuixen Benet (also behind the choreography for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less …

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Enjoy the Feast of St. Patrick with with a Midleton Very Rare Champagne Cocktail at Corrigan’s of Mayfair

Londoners will know how enthusiastically the city enjoys St. Patrick’s Day. For a different and very luxurious experience of this auspicious day, you might want to try a trip to one of (Irishman born and bred), Richard Corrigan’s restaurants, particularly Corrigan’s Mayfair who will be hosting a full-day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day with Irish …