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Givenchy appoints Matthew Williams of Alyx as creative director

Jun 23, 2020 | By L'Officiel Malaysia


Givenchy announces the appointment of Matthew Williams, the mastermind behind 1017 Alyx 9SM as its new creative director, following the departure of Clare Waight Keller in April.


“It’s been my lifelong dream to be in this position and it’s really surreal that it’s finally here. I’ve worked every day for 15 years towards this single goal and it’s super surreal. At the same time it’s bittersweet because we’re living in unprecedented times in the world, and I just hope in some way I can bring hope,  and with my community and colleagues create positive change for our industry and the world and I’d like to use this platform to do so.”

-Matthew Williams

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Matthew Williams’ career as a fashion designer officially took off in 2015 as he debuted Alyx, a womenswear label named after his eldest daughter. Rooted in youth culture, Alyx delivers a refreshing (yet intense) aesthetic of womenswear with the audacious combination of feminine silhouettes and industrial statements borrowed from the streets.

The next year, Matthew Williams was shortlisted for the 2016 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designer. It was 2017 when Alyx recoded itself with the menswear debut, followed by the collabs with industry’s biggest cults including Moncler, Mackintosh, Nike, Stussy and the LVMH owned Dior Men.



According to an official statement from Givenchy, Matthew Williams will be responsible for both the house’s womenswear and menswear line. And as much as we look forward to the designer’s first collection in October 2020, we wonder who are on Givenchy’s list of candidates to take over the helm at Givenchy Couture.

Also, to find out the latest updates on who’s in and who’s out in fashion, head to our “Designer Musical Chairs” tag right here.’


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