By Megan Ann Wilson December 26, 2012, 06:12 AM EST
1/5: #1 Givenchy
Without a doubt, 2012 belonged to Givenchy and it’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci. Tisci’s style signatures like his dark palette and sharp tailoring are always fashion favorites, but it was his use of graphic and digital prints and Kanye’s co-sign that brought mainstream hype. The Rottweiler print continued to be a hot item and the pup was repurposed in a variety of new styles.The shark inspired pre-fall 2012 collection brought a legion of new followers sporting crewnecks covered in jaws. Tisci’s fall 2012 collection using religious iconography already has lesser brands biting, proving that the house that Hubert de Givenchy built is showing no signs of slowing down in 2013.