Riccardo Tisci Announces Departure From Burberry

Riccardo Tisci announces he is leaving Burberry after reenergizing the company.

Today, September 28th, Burberry announces that Riccardo Tisci is stepping down as Chief Creative Director of the company.

Tisci will be leaving the company at the end of the month after almost five years with the brand. During his time as Chief Creative Director, Tisci re-energized Burberry’s brand image, introduced a new visual identity, and revived the Thomas Burberry Monogram.

The departing creative director is also credited with attracting a younger, more diverse, and fashion-forward community of customers. This is in part due to the modernizing of the brand under Tisci and the elevated product offer he created.

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Unfortunately, Tisci leaving means his latest Spring Summer 2023 collection, presented at London Fashion Week, was his last for Burberry.

With him leaving, Daniel Lee is poised to take over as Chief Creative Director of the brand. The former Bottega Venetta powerhouse hopes to keep the iconic British fashion house moving in the same direction as Tisci.

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The CEO of Burberry, Jonathan Akeroyd, released a statement of gratitude for Tisci after announcing his departure:

“Riccardo has played a pivotal role in repositioning Burberry. He has enhanced our creative language, modernised and elevated our product offer and brought a new generation of luxury customers to our brand. On behalf of everyone at Burberry, I would like to thank him for his creative leadership and wish him the very best for the future.”

Upon announcing his departure, Tisci left the company and the public with a statement of gratitude for his time as Chief Creative Director:

“Burberry is a very special place with a magical past and a very promising future. The chapter I was asked to write in its long story is one that I am incredibly proud of and one I have decided would culminate with my show on Monday. I thrived to continue a legacy of innovation, and consistently championed for creativity and diversity, in order to always keep Burberry moving forward. I want to thank my teams, past and present, and the army of collaborators and friends who helped me write a chapter that I hope will stay in Burberry’s future for years to come.”


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