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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:

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.