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Ricardo Tisci is a juggernaut of the fashion world. A matter of fact his cultural impact at this point transcends the fashion world and the style he has championed since being appointed creative director at Givenchy has arguably been the most marketable of any of fashion house of our generation.

However has Ricardo Tisci been a “creative” director for the past few years or has he just followed his formula for past success? The premium street wear that Givenchy was peddling in 2012 is looking ever so boring at this point and I personally am tired of star motifs. Also with the emergence of Vetements, Givenchy is at risk of being left behind in a lane it created.

I don’t question for one moment that Ricardo Tisci is a talented designer but Givenchy is in dire need of some new energy and with changes at Gucci, Dior and Saint Laurent maybe he isn’t any longer the man for the job.

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I spoke of how great Christian Lacroix was for still doing haute couture, whilst all other designer brands are concentrating on making money. However there is a down side to this, it’s harder to make money. I was reading this brilliant article from the wall street journal. It taught me a few things. One of them being Christian Lacroix, even whilst making brilliant clothing like the dresses in my previous post, in it’s 22 years has never made a profit. It’s actually a tragedy in a way. The article is a great read by the way people.


On May 31st Robert Wilson’s version of the romantic opera “Der Freischütz” by Carl Maria von Weber premièred at Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden. Famous for their flower based designs, Amsterdam based Viktor & Rolf became the obvious choice for the costume design. It was not an easy task for even them however they managed to complete it with the use of over one million Swarovski crystals. Read More

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A while back Comme Des Garcons did a collabortaion with Louis Vuitton on a store . Well now that space has been transformed by Vogue Nippon and Comme Des Garcons to a pop up store for there “Magazine Alive” collaboration. The store is located in Tokyo and will sell various fashion items such as clothes and accessories >_>. The stores content will revolve around whatever is featured in Vogue Nippon, so every month when a new issue of Vogue releases  the merchandise at this store will change. Read More