RICARDO TISCI’S SNAKE EMBOSSED LAMB’S LEATHER JACKET HAS US FEELING WILD
BY CALEIGH OSTROM
After being creative director for Givenchy for an electrifying twelve years, Riccardo Tisci departed from the French house this past January—in the wake of reinventing the brand with edgy attitude, street wear style, and an exceptional understanding of high fashion. This caps a year in which many executives in international fashion have departed leadership roles, including in the designs ranks of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloé, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Marni, and Lanvin. Women designers have been on the rise in the aftermath, holding leading
positions in couture houses. Maria Grazia Chiuri, for example, was the rst female designer appointed to lead Christian Dior, and now Clare Waight Keller follows her footsteps as the second female designer to lead an LVMH house at Givenchy.
Tisci’s final collection for Givenchy was the haute couture spring/summer 2017 show, which was full of detail and the designer’s more romantic side. Here, a snake-embossed lamb’s leather jacket—one of the final pieces under the direction of Tisci—represents a love for menswear that seeps into women’s design. Contrasting mint green trim and slightly peaked shoulders give the cut a fierce edge.