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Riccardo Tisci pleased to see 'freedom' return to fashion

Riccardo Tisci pleased to see 'freedom' return to fashion

Riccardo Tisci is pleased to see a revived sense of "freedom" in fashion.

The Italian designer worked as the creative director of Givenchy's women's haute couture and ready-to-wear line from 2005, where he built up a reputation for Gothic touches and minimalist silhouettes.

While Tisci announced his departure from the French luxury fashion house in February (17), he sees a new wave of trends emerging within the industry, not unlike the distinctive style of the 1990s club scene in London.

"It was freedom, fashion was freedom," he told Dazed.com. "It's something which has started to come back again, there's a lot of freedom today. People are really honest about what they like."

Tisci also references the party scene a lot in his work and counts Edward Enninful, Jefferson Hack, Katy England and his longtime model Mariacarla Boscono as among his favourite people to go out with. Though he hangs out with some of fashion's top names, the 42-year-old is adamant that they aren't pretentious in the slightest.

"People that really know how to let themselves go and they don't care what people think about it," he laughed. "They dance the way they want to dance, they dress the way they want to dress - really out there - to have a really good time together. That's the most important thing."

Tisci recently marked the 30th anniversary of Nike's Air Max with the launch of the Riccardo Tisci x NikeLab Air Max 97 Mid. And even though he has a continuing slate of projects lined up, the designer insists his life isn't all work and no play.

"In Italy we have this very old saying - so much you work, so much you have to have fun. I work so hard, and I give so much to work. And I love music, the energy of humans, letting go and just celebrating. It's important," he shared.

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