Burberry has announced that Riccardo Tisci has been appointed chief creative officer, replacing longtime creative chief Christopher Bailey effective 12 March 2018.
Tisci, who is a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, will direct all of the fashion retailers collections and will present his first for the brand in September. He will be based at Burberry’s headquarters in London.
He joins Burberry after more than a decade at Givenchy, where he was creative director from 2005 to 2017.
Marco Gobbetti, chief executive, said: “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.”
Riccardo Tisci added: “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.”