Former creative Director of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci will take over Christopher Bailey’s role at Burberry.
He’ll be taking charge of the British brand on March 12 after almost a decade at Givenchy. In a statement he said:
“I am honoured and delighted to be joining Burberry as its new Chief Creative Officer and reuniting with Marco Gobbetti. I have an enormous respect for Burberry’s British heritage and global appeal and I am excited about the potential of this exceptional brand.”
The chief executive of Burberry, Marco Gobbetti, who oversees the commercial, financial and operational side of the business, commented:
“I am delighted that Riccardo is joining Burberry as Chief Creative Officer. 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. Riccardo’s creative vision will reinforce the ambitions we have for Burberry and position the brand firmly in luxury.”
With Tisci’ streetwear influences at Givenchy that he mixed with Parisian flaire appealed to a global audiences and resulted in his printed sweatshirts being an instant sellout. We imagine he will bring this same fresh sensibility to Burberry.
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