Riccardo Tisci, former creative director at Givenchy, is named as Burberry’s new creative director. Tisci is following in the footsteps of Christopher Bailey, who presented his last collection for the English brand on February 17. Bailey stepped down after 17 years as creative director at Burberry. Riccardo Tisci will start his new role on the 12th of March.

From A decade at Givenchy to Burberry

The Italian fashion designer was previously known as the man behind Givenchy. For the LVMH-owned couture house, Riccardo Tisci was known for his dark, sensual and subversive collections. Tisci’s last collections for Givenchy weren’t that good and critics were hard on him. He left the brand after more than a decade on January 31 in 2017 when his contract ended.

Riccardo Tisci will now return to London, where he studied for fashion designer at Central Saint Martins. His first collection will be shown in September 2018, during London’s women fashion week. We actually didn’t see a direct link between Tisci and Burberry, but we’re very excited to see some change at the iconic English brand.

“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 Tisci. “I am honoured and delighted to be joining Burberry and reuniting with Marco Gobbetti.”

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