Givenchy Appoints Matthew M Williams As New Creative Director
A new era “based on modernity and inclusivity.”
On Monday morning, French luxury fashion brand Givenchy announced its appointment of Matthew M. Williams as its newest creative director. At just 34-years-old, the Chicago-born designer already has a wealth of experience under his belt - including a history of working with top talents from the world of art, music, photography, and fashion - and not to mention his own luxury streetwear label 1017 Alyx 9SM (which has seen impressive collaborations with the likes of Dior, Nike, Moncler, and Mackintosh).
The self-taught talent is set to take the reins of the fashion house as of June 16th, following the departure of British designer Clare Waight Keller, who spent three years serving as the brand's artistic director. Williams will take on all creative responsibilities of the brand's womenswear and menswear collections, presenting his first collection in Paris in October.
“I am extremely honored to join the House of Givenchy. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.”
We can’t wait to see how Williams will bring his modern vision to the iconic fashion house.