Established in 1952 by couturier Hubert de Givenchy, the Givenchy fashion house joined LVMH in 1988 and was subsequently joined by new creative director Riccardo Tisci in 2005. Givenchy has received an unmistakably edgy update from the Italian designer. Cleverly reinterpreting signature aesthetics with a darkly gothic stance, his collections explore both Catholicism and eroticism. Innately feminine, Givenchy pants, leggings and pants are must-have closet staples. Based in an adaptable colour palette with lace overlays, prints and colour blocking, both tailored and flatteringly relaxed cuts fit seamlessly into all contemporary wardrobes.