In the 12 years that Riccardo Tisci served as the artistic director of French mega house Givenchy, he not only turned it into a celebrity favorite, he also gave the brand an edgy, gothic aesthetic that appealed to a younger market. WWD reported — and Tisci himself confirmed on Instagram — on Thursday morning that Effective on March 12, Tisci will be the new chief creative officer at Burberry, succeeding Christopher Bailey, who announced his departure in October 2017.
“Riccardo is one of the most talented designers of our time,” Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti said in a release. “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.”