Burberry has announced the appointment of Riccardo Tisci as a new chief creative officer, effective from 12th March 2018.
Tisci is well known as a creative director of Givenchy since 2005 before joining Burberry. Writing a statement on Instagram on Thursday morning, the golden designer said that he was honored to be joining Burberry and reuniting with CEO Marco Gobbetti, who served as president and CEO of the French haute couture house from 2004 to 2008 and worked closely with Tisci.
“Riccardo is one of the most talented designers of our time,” Gobbetti commented. “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.”
During 13 years in Givenchy, Tisci dedicated himself to his work and turned the classic French label to one of the pioneering brands of streetwear fashion. He also worked for celebrities such as designing Watch the Throne album cover of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s, tour costumes for Madonna, Beyoncé, and Rihanna.
Since Bailey announced his departure from Burberry in October 2017, the fashion industry has been awash with rumors about who would take up his position.
We can expect from the collections in September from Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci. Tisci will combine his aesthetic-dark and full of religious reference with the British heritage of Burberry.