Change are afoot at Burberry where the company is holding preliminary conversations with designers who could take the place chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci, whose contract expires in early 2023.
According to WWD, Burberry has held talks with Daniel Lee, who shocked the fashion world when he departed suddenly from Bottega Veneta last year, shortly after the Italian label’s spring 2022 presentation in Detroit, Michigan. Burberry and Lee are said to be in advanced discussions though they haven’t yet come to an agreement on terms.
The decision to move on from Tisci follows on the heels of Jonathan Akeroyd assuming the role of Burberry CEO in April 2022. Akeroyd will provide his business plan for for the company in November, following interim results.
Tisci joined Burberry in 2018, replacing Christopher Bailey as the brand’s chief creative officer. During his four years with the British label, Tisci has helped expand the brand’s social following and has also helped grows sales of footwear, outerwear and men’s tailoring.
The Italian-born Tisci will show his next collection on September 17th, during London Fashion Week.