Givenchy has announced that Matthew Williams will succeed Clare Waight Keller as the creative director of the French fashion house.
The designer behind the sustainable, streetwear-inspired brand Alyx will present his first collection in Paris in October.
“I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfil my lifelong dream,” said Williams of his new role as Givenchy’s seventh couturier. “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.”
“I believe [Williams’s] singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for Givenchy to write its new chapter with strength and success,” said Sidney Toledano, LVMH chairman and chief executive, in a statement.