The French house has announced its hiatus from high fashion, saying it will not be part of next January’s Paris schedule. The brand, which has seen a resurgence of late among the younger fashion set with its grungy aesthetic, has not indicated how long its intended break from the couture scene will be, but a spokesperson told style bible WWD that it remains invested in its couture line and “does not rule out couture presentations in the future.”
While Givenchy’s conspicuous no-show at the Paris Couture presentation will be a blow to fans of the house’s rottweilers and assorted fierce canine mascots, it is understood that Riccardo Tisci will continue to create one-off dresses for clients and red-carpet occasions.
In retrospect, Givenchy’s departure from couture has been a long time coming: the house ceased presenting large-scale presentations of its collections in 2010, with its (current) immense popularity stemming from Tisci’s focus on its pret-a-porter—a shame, given the creative director’s rep as a powerful, almost primal visionary. Come back to the couture fold soon, Tisci!