A most honorary award has been given to the revolutionary Mr. Riccardo Tisci, the Creative Director of Givenchy - the Council of Fashion Designers America Award for Creative Contribution to the Fashion Industry, and he damn well deserves it. The CFDA Awards honour the most influential and powerful fashion designers and industry people every year, and there is no doubt that Tisci's influence on fashion hasn't gone unseen in the past few years. His reinvention of the classic fashion house has not only made Givenchy a sought after brand for the younger fashion conscious market (signified by the famous Rottweiler shirt, which I happily own and wear almost every day), but has also managed to keep the vision of Hubert de Givenchy alive and breathing. Coincidentally, a raw editorial of the designer and a few of his muses wearing his designs has been released in the latest issue of Self Service, highlighting the elegant edginess of this man's creative vision and skill (below).
I'm one of many young avid collectors of Givenchy shirts ever since Riccardo revived the label, and I know he will keep on rising with his position in this illustrious brand, and his words will always resonate in my mind to motivate to me to do better in life - "I really believe in religion, in the universe. If you work hard and you're honest, you'll get somewhere". God Bless you, Mr. Tisci!
Images courtesy of the official Givenchy Facebook page