Burberry has named Daniel Lee as its new chief creative officer, immediately after announcing the sudden and immediate departure of Riccardo Tisci, pictured above at the time of his appointment in 2018.
Lee, who will take over Monday (October 3) has worked as Bottega Veneta’s creative director for the past five years, where he contributed to the Italian luxury brand’s revitalisation. He had previously worked for Maison Margiela, Balenciaga, Donna Karan, and Celine as director of ready-to-wear design.
Burberry reports Lee will oversee all Burberry collections and showcase his debut runway collection at London Fashion Week in February next year.
“Daniel is an exceptional talent with a unique understanding of today’s luxury consumer and a strong record of commercial success, and his appointment reinforces the ambitions we have for Burberry,” said Jonathan Akeroyd, CEO at Burberry.
Tisci, meanwhile, will leave the company on Friday after five years in the role. His last collection for the luxury brand, the Spring Summer 2023 collection, was unveiled this week in London.
“Burberry is a very special place with a magical past and a very promising future,” Tisci said in a statement. “The chapter I was asked to write in its long story is one that I am incredibly proud of and one I have decided would culminate with my show on Monday. I thrived to continue a legacy of innovation, and consistently championed for creativity and diversity, in order to always keep Burberry moving forward,” he said.
“I want to thank my teams, past and present, and the army of collaborators and friends who helped me write a chapter that I hope will stay in Burberry’s future for years to come.”