Burberry has introduced that Riccardo Tisci is departing the label after practically 5 years as its chief inventive officer. Tisci first joined Burberry in 2018, following his noteworthy 12-year tenure at Givenchy. His successor has already been introduced: Daniel Lee, the buzzy British designer greatest identified for reworking the fortunes of Italian label Bottega Veneta in recent times, has been introduced because the newly-appointed Chief Inventive Officer of the model.
At Burberry, Tisci additionally introduced his star energy to the model, with the likes of Naomi Campbell, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Irina Shayk changing into regulars on the catwalk. He introduced a brand new angle, too: Burberry’s long-standing emblem was changed with a boxy, Helvetica one designed by artwork director and graphic designer Peter Saville. Tisci additionally launched a brand new monogram: a riff on Thomas Burberry’s initials carried out throughout luggage, T-shirts, trainers and outerwear.
Whereas nonetheless producing the ditch coats and suiting which have lengthy formed Burberry’s heritage, Tisci introduced his gothic glamour to a model not identified for it. “The chapter I used to be requested to write down in its lengthy story is one which I’m extremely pleased with and one I’ve determined would culminate with my present on Monday,” Tisci mentioned this morning. “I thrived to proceed a legacy of innovation, and constantly championed for creativity and variety, to be able to all the time hold Burberry shifting ahead. I need to thank my groups, previous and current, and the military of collaborators and pals who helped me write a chapter that I hope will keep in Burberry’s future for years to come back.”
Lee, who had beforehand labored at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan, left Bottega Veneta abruptly in November of final 12 months by mutual settlement. It is protected to imagine that he’ll be anticipated to ship Burberry the identical industrial warmth he did Veneta, the place he took the model from a lesser-known luxurious label to the backs of most celebrities on the planet, with Hailey Bieber, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jacob Elordi giving the label a giant “Bottega Inexperienced” gentle.
“I’m honoured to hitch Burberry as Chief Inventive Officer,” Lee has mentioned in a press launch. “Along with the workforce, we are going to write the thrilling subsequent chapter for this legendary British luxurious model, persevering with its historic heritage and constructing on Riccardo’s legacy. I’m very excited to be returning to London, a metropolis that champions pioneering creativity and that continues to encourage me.”
Lee will current his first assortment for the label at London Trend Week subsequent February.
This story initially ran on British GQ with the title “Riccardo Tisci out, Daniel Lee in at Burberry”