Riccardo Tisco named as Chief Creative Officer of Burberry

  • Posted 2 weeks Ago

Burberry has announced that Riccardo Tisci will become the brand's chief creative officer from 12th March, replacing Christopher Bailey, who announced he was stepping down last year. The Italian fashion designer has spent more than a decade at Givenchy, acting as creative director from 2005 through to 2017.

"Riccardo is one of the most talented designers of our time. His designs have an elegance that is contemporary and his skill in blending streetwear with high fashion is highly relevant to today's luxury consumer," said Marco Gobbetti, the CEO of Burberry. "Riccardo's creative vision will reinforce the ambitions we have for Burberry and position the brand firmly in luxury."

"I am honoured and delighted to be joining Burberry as its new Chief Creative Officer and reuniting with Marco Gobbetti," added Tisci. "I have an enormous respect for Burberry's British heritage and global appeal and I am excited about the potential of this exceptional brand."