- Burberry announced Thursday that Riccardo Tisci has been appointed Chief Creative Officer and will take up the role effective 12 March 2018.

CEO, Marco Gobbetti said: '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.'

Riccardo Tisci said: '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.'

Riccardo, who is a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, will direct all Burberry collections and present his first for the brand in September. He will be based at Burberry's headquarters in London.

At 10:07am: [LON:BRBY] Burberry Group PLC share price was +61.75p at 1595.25p

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