RICCARDO TISCI / ENCENS n°26 – 2011

photo 1‘There’s a parallel to be made – somewhat basic, but plausible – between Riccardo Tisci and his reputation. From his early beginnings at Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci has been the sort of designer who provokes those around him into the fors and the against ; some taking pleasure in reiterating his singular ability to renew from top to bottom the somewhat stale aesthetic principals of this iconic Parisian label, whilst others criticise him precisely for the same reasons. He has often been criticised on the funeral atmosphere of his shows, their Gothic darkness, which is in total antithesis to what the history of fashion would want to label as being from the house of Givenchy’.