European luxury houses Givenchy and Tod’s have announced creative director updates at their respective marques, signalling the latest changeover in artistic direction at two prominent fashion firms.
Tod’s has appointed Matteo Tamburini to the role of creative director of its women’s and men’s collections. The first collection under Tamburini will be Tod’s Autumn/Winter 2024/25 women’s collection, presented during the next fashion week in Milan, in February 2024.
“Matteo Tamburini is a talented creative. His modern vision of high quality and Italian lifestyle will definitely bring an added value to our brand,” said Diego Della Valle, President and CEO of Tod’s Group.
Tamburini will develop a creative team of highly skilled people with an in-depth understanding of the luxury world.”
Born in 1982 in Urbino, Tamburini entered the world of fashion in the early 2000s, after studying fashion and design, working for some of the world’s major luxury brands, including his most recent stint at Bottega Veneta, where has served since 2017.
Coinciding with the news, French luxury rival Givenchy announced it is parting ways with creative director, Matthew M. Williams, after three years together.
The American designer was charged with creative direction of both men’s and women’s collections. His last efforts will be the men’s and women’s pre-fall 2024 collections, to unveiled in the coming days. The change will be effective from January 1, 2024. His replacement is yet to be announced.
“The house of Givenchy and Matthew M. Williams announce the end of their creative collaboration,” said the LVMH-owned Parisian house in a statement online.
“The house extends its gratitude to Matthew M. Williams for his leadership and contribution to the latest chapter of Givenchy and wishes him every success in his next ventures.”
Williams’ departure comes only weeks after the fashion designer forged a new business partnership with Hong Kong entrepreneur Adrian Cheng to ramp up the development of the his signature brand, 1017 Alyx 9SM.