Rumours have been swirling for a while, and on Wednesday Burberry confirmed that Riccardo Tisci shall be stepping down, simply days after he confirmed his spring/ summer season 23 assortment for the British model.
The Italian designer shall be changed by Daniel Lee, the not too long ago departed artistic director of Bottega Veneta, who will assume his new place at Burberry’s Pimlico headquarters on October 3.
Tisci was employed by former Chief Govt Marco Gobetti in 2018 to assist elevate the place of the 166-year-old model within the luxurious sector. He introduced a streetwear-inflected vibe to the storied British coat maker through hype merchandise, movie star collaborations and NFT collections.
The top of his five-year tenure coincides with the beginning of latest CEO Jonathan Ackeroyd, who joined in March 2022, and the departure of six-year alum Julia Brown, who was Chief Monetary and Chief Working Officer throughout his time there.
In his time on the helm of Bottega Veneta from 2018 to 2021, Daniel Lee, who has beforehand labored at Celine, Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan, achieved unimaginable industrial success with sell-out equipment and a very common pantone of ‘Bottega inexperienced.’
“Daniel is an distinctive expertise with a singular understanding of at this time’s luxurious shopper and a powerful report of business success, and his appointment reinforces the ambitions we have now for Burberry. I’m enthusiastic about working carefully with him and I’m assured he can have the affect we’re aiming for on this subsequent part, supported by our gifted and skilled groups,” Akeroyd stated.
Lee, born in Yorkshire the place Burberry manufactures its well-known trench coats, stated he was honoured to affix the style home and construct on Tisci’s legacy.