The fashion rumor mill has been abuzz over the last few months with chatter surrounding Riccardo Tisci and Burberry. Today we have confirmation that those rumors are, in fact, true. After 5 years with the quintessentially British House, Riccardo Tisci is leaving his post as Chief Creative Officer at the end of this month. His Spring/Summer 2023 collection, which was presented on Monday following a delay due to the Queen’s funeral, will be his last.
“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.” – Riccardo Tisci
Back to the Its Heritage
With the appointment of Daniel Lee, whose name rose to household fashion fame following his major success at Bottega Veneta, Burberry returns to its roots and will be helmed by a British-born designer once again.
Tisci was hired, in part, to do exactly what Daniel Lee was able to do at Bottega, modernize and bring in a younger customer base. Though Tisci revamped the Burberry logo and changed up its offerings, he failed to create iconic pieces with a large fanfare that would help catapult the brand back to the top.
Only time will tell what’s next for Burberry under the direction of Daniel Lee, who will present his first collection early next year at London Fashion Week.