Riccardo Tisci

Creative Director of Givenchy
Nationality: Italian / Age: 40 / Discipline: Fashion
Givenchy’s runway shows within the past few years have arguably garnered the most attention during Paris Fashion Week, a lot of which rests on the shoulders of Creative Director Riccardo Tisci. The Italian fashion designer’s penchant for juxtaposition has breathed life into the streetwear realm of today, taking it to what many refer to as “luxury streetwear.” Although the vividly raw Doberman prints and intimidating mammal motifs have taken a backseat this year, Tisci has focused more on the collaborative side of things with the release of the Nike + R.T. collection, as well as a forthcoming Beats by Dre endeavor. It is of no surprise why Tisci’s creations are often worn by a multitude of high-profile personalities like Kanye West and JAY Z, as he is almost single-handedly paving the way of what we will interpret as streetwear in the future.