Just days after it was announced that Riccardo Tisci was leaving his post at Givenchy after a 12-year tenure, rumours currently circulating are suggesting that streetwear designer Virgil Abloh might be in contention for the vacant role.
Abloh, whose brand Off-White has made waves in the fashion community, is reportedly being considered to take over the position of Creative Director at the couture house. According to WWD, Givenchy has entered into talks with Abloh but have yet to make any official confirmation.
Neither Givenchy nor Abloh have commented publicly on the speculation, but, when asked, Abloh did stress how eager he was to work with a luxury house.
"My trajectory is to update and provide something new in the fashion industry by way of creating a project and using it as a case study on how to update a luxury house," he told WWD.
The rumours are, of course, bolstered by the recent success of Demna Gvasalia's appointment at Balenciaga, and he, too, gained attention at the head of a cult-ish streetwear brand, Vetements.
Via Harper's Bazaar AU