Burberry has announced that Riccardo Tisci will step down as Chief Creative Officer and, in his place, will take Daniel Lee.
Following Tisci delivering his final collection at London Fashion Week, it was revealed that he will be leaving the fashion house at the end of September with Lee assuming his position on October 3.
Burberry seems to be in good hands as Lee formerly worked as a designer at Bottega Veneta, he was Director at Celine and also worked under Donna Karan an Maison Margiela.
His new role will overlook all the Burberry collections and he will present his debut collection as London Fashion in February 2023.
CEO Jonathan Akeroyd called him "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. I am excited about working closely with him and I am confident he will have the impact we are aiming for in this next phase, supported by our talented and experienced teams".
The company said that "Riccardo has decided to leave after almost five years, during which he spearheaded Burberry's creative transformation. Under his creative leadership, the company re-energised its brand image, introducing a new visual identity and reviving the Thomas Burberry Monogram".