It’s another case of musical chairs in the world of fashion, but this was not something anyone saw coming.
After a 17-year tenure at iconic British brand Burberry, Christopher Bailey finally hung up his title as Chief Creative Officer and President of the Burberry group after his much anticipated last show at London Fashion Week’s fall/winter 2018 season.
Fashion insiders have been speculating on who will be filling in Bailey’s shoes since he announced his departure from the position last year. Now they no longer have to guess. 43-year-old Italian designer Riccardo Tisci who was once almost synonymous with Parisian couture house Givenchy, will be taking Bailey’s place with effect from 12th March 2018.
Of the move, Tisci, who had a 12-year reign at Givenchy as the brand’s Creative Director between 2002 and 2017 said, “I am honoured and delighted to be joining Burberry as its new Chief Creative Officer and reuniting with Marco Gobbetti. I have an enormous respect for Burberry’s British heritage and global appeal and I am excited about the potential of this exceptional brand.”
Famed for his intricate design details, culture-heavy inspirations, and a dark, gothic aesthetic, we really can’t wait to see what Tisci has to bring to the table to Burberry’s runway next season.