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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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Oscar Jerome Headlines at the Montague Arms London in January 2018

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Focus Ldn at the Menier: Winter Exhibition

Tom Cox is fast becoming one of the hottest young curators on the London art scene. Often to be found sketching along the South Bank and in Brixton, the city has long been a major source of inspiration for him. Together with talented artists also living and working in London, Tom now mounts a Winter …

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Ajax at the Space: Ripples Spreading Outwards

It is astonishing to think that Sophocles’ famous play Ajax has as much relevance today as it did when it was first written and performed 2000 years ago. The terrible effects of war on mental health echo down the centuries in Esmond Productions’ gender-bending version, with women playing all the roles. Post-traumatic stress disorder wreaks …