At 17 he went to London's Central Saint Martin"s College of Art and Design and graduated in 1999 only to go back to his home country to work for Antonio Berardim, Coccapani, Puma and Ruffo Research. He later designed his own line and showed it at the Milan Fall 2005-2006 shows. On February 28th, 2005 he was appointed creative director of Haute Couture, ready-to-wear and accessories lines for Givenchy. He loves romanticism and sensuality.
One of the darlings of Bernard Arnault of LVMH, he is most likely on the list of successors for creative director at the House of Dior. We will see if he is chosen when the time comes. In the meantime he is in the right place at the right time and for his Spring 2011 couture, he produced an exquisite group of masterpieces that expresses his passion for Haute Couture and all its metiers.
This beautiful collection was inspired by the Japanese dancer Kazuo Ohno and the crane as a symbol of Asian art. These brilliant pieces are truly works of art because they are mixed beautifully with Tischi's love for hard construction softened by delicate couture treatments. One outfit required 2,000 hours cutting and 4,000 hours of sewing.
I guarantee that he prayed before showing this collection, as he always does before a presentation.
And the powers that be, he delivered.