The most recent issue of the magazine US Vogue for March 2012, features the story ‘Tisci’s Time’, profiling the head designer of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci. Highlighting his relationships with rap superstars, Kanye West is also featured in the story and the corresponding photo shoot. Some of you might remember that Tisci actually designed the stage outfits and fan gear for the Watch The Throne Tour by Kanye West and Jay-Z.
Here below is a quote from the article.
““Tisci’s passion for music has taken him around the world. His strong connection to the worlds of rap and R&B led his friends Kanye West and Jay-Z to enlist his services as art director for their collaborative album, Watch The Throne.
“I was a little bit scared, ” admits Tisci, “Because I’m not an artist or graphic artist.” He finally agreed and was awed when a meeting sequed into a jam session that involved Rihanna, Swizz Beatz and Pharrell Williams, all freely exchanging ideas “like a family giving opinions to each other,” remembers Tisci, “sharing – which is something that fashion is missing,” he adds plaintively.
His artwork for the single “H.A.M.” and the album (which reached number one on iTunes in 24 countries) draw Tisci’s childhood passion for mythology and religious iconography and his current engagement with psychedelic prints and graphics”
A further look follows after the jump.