Purple Diary

[March 1 2018]

Riccardo Tisci appointed Chief Creative Officer of Burberry

Burberry today announces that Riccardo Tisci has been appointed Chief Creative Officer, effective 12 March 2018.

“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” says the Designer.

A critically acclaimed designer with expertise across womenswear, menswear, leather goods and accessories, Riccardo joins Burberry after more than a decade at Givenchy, where he was Creative Director from 2005 to 2017.

“I am delighted that Riccardo is joining Burberry as Chief Creative Officer. Riccardo is one of the most talented designers of our time. His designs have an elegance that is contemporary and his skill in blending streetwear with high fashion is highly relevant to today’s luxury consumer. Riccardo’s creative vision will reinforce the ambitions we have for Burberry and position the brand firmly in luxury” commented Marco Gobbetti, CEO of Burberry.

Read our interview with Riccardo by Olivier Zahm in Purple Magazine F/W 2006 Issue 6 here.

Photo Karl Lagerfeld for Purple Fashion magazine issue 6

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