Burberry names Riccardo Tisci to replace star designer Christopher Bailey

Burberry has appointed Riccardo Tisci as its new chief creative officer, naming the former Givenchy designer as the replacement for its longstanding leader Christopher Bailey.

Bailey, who is credited with transforming the brand’s fortunes, showed his final collection last month. His successor – who spent 12 years at Givenchy – will join Burberry in March and present his first collection in September.

In a statement, Burberry’s new chief executive, Marco Gobbetti, said: “Riccardo’s creative vision will reinforce the ambitions we have for Burberry and position the brand firmly in luxury.”

Gobbetti previously worked with Tisci at Givenchy. Tisci said he was “honoured and delighted” by the position.

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