Burberry Taps Riccardo Tisci as Its New Chief Creative Officer

The former Givenchy creative head will succeed Christopher Bailey.

After months of speculation about where Riccardo Tisci would land after leaving his creative director position at Givenchy, the news is here: Burberry has tapped the designer as its new chief creative officer, reports Business of Fashion (opens in new tab).

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"I am honored and delighted to be joining Burberry as its new Chief Creative Officer and reuniting with Marco Gobbetti," said Tisci in a statement obtained by BOF. "I have an enormous respect for Burberry's British heritage and global appeal and I am excited about the potential of this exceptional brand."

Added Marco Gobbetti, "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."

Tisci starts at the historic fashion house March 12, 2018.

Nikki Ogunnaike
Nikki Ogunnaike

Nikki Ogunnaike is the former Style Director of ELLE.com.