Burberry appoints new Chief Creative Officer

It has been announced that Givenchy’s former creative director, Riccardo Tisci will succeed Christopher Bailey as chief creative officer at Burberry. Whilst working closely with Burberry’s CEO Marco Gobbetti, Tisci will present his first collection in September. Gobbetti worked with the Central St Martins graduate serving as Chief Executive at Givenchy in 2004.

“I am delighted that Riccardo is joining Burberry as chief creative officer," said Gobbetti. "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.”

Tisci held the position as creative director at Givenchy overseeing Haute Couture, ready-to-wear and accessories for 12 years, leaving last year to pursue his personal interests and passions.

“I am honoured and delighted to be joining Burberry as its new Chief Creative Officer and reuniting with Marco Gobbetti," said Tisci in a statement. "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 Italian born designer will begin his new role on March 12th.