Riccardo Tisci Steps Down at Burberry – Daniel Lee Steps Up
This morning it was introduced that Riccardo Tisci is exiting Burberry, making Monday’s star-studded Burberry Spring/Summer time 2023 present in London his final as chief artistic officer – a title he has held for nearly 5 years on the historic British label. The choice follows months of hypothesis a couple of shake-up, with affirmation coming right this moment that the reigns are to be handed to Daniel Lee on the finish of the month.
Tisci moved from his house close to Como, Italy as a youngster to check at London School of Vogue, adopted by Central Saint Martins, the place he gained a first-hand perspective into British tradition. Becoming a member of Givenchy in 2005 on the age of 30, a pivotal 12-year tenure ensued the place Tisci redefined and modernised the French luxurious label. An attuned consideration to element in his ready-to-wear and couture earned the model a lift in gross sales (peaking at €500 million per yr), with assist alongside the way in which from a few of his well-known pals – a few of which have been welcomed again to his ultimate Burberry runway on Monday, together with Naomi Campbell and Mariacarla Boscono.
“Burberry is a really particular place with a magical previous and a really promising future. The chapter I used to be requested to put in writing in its lengthy story is one which I’m extremely happy with and one I’ve determined would culminate with my present on Monday,” Tisci mentioned in a press release. “I thrived to proceed a legacy of innovation, and persistently championed for creativity and variety, in an effort to at all times hold Burberry shifting ahead. I wish to thank my groups, previous and current, and the military of collaborators and pals who helped me write a chapter that I hope will keep in Burberry’s future for years to come back.”
Daniel Lee’s return to the helm of a vogue label follows a quick hiatus after an abrupt exit from Bottega Veneta between 2018 and 2021, the place he invigorated the label with a contemporary strategy to fascinating leather-based equipment and garments. The British-born designer speaks in regards to the new function: “I’m honoured to affix Burberry as chief artistic officer. Along with the crew, we are going to write the thrilling subsequent chapter for this legendary British luxurious model, persevering with its historic heritage and constructing on Riccardo’s legacy. I’m very excited to be returning to London, a metropolis that champions pioneering creativity and that continues to encourage me.”