Is Riccardo Tisci Leaving Burberry?

Riccardo Tisci could be leaving his role as Chief Creative Officer of British fashion house Burberry.

According to a now deleted tweet from LOVE magazine’s senior editor, Pierre A. M’Péle posted on Monday evening, Tisci is apparently departing after just over two years in charge.

“Riccardo Tisci is leaving Burberry”, it said.

Neither Burberry nor Tisci has yet made an official statement, but that hasn’t stopped the internet speculating about the future of Tisci and Burberry.

After taking over in March of 2018, Tisci set about adapting the brand for a more sportswear orientated fashion landscape. He also reintroduced an updated version of the Burberry monogram and the house check.

As ever, the creative director rumour mill is fashion’s equivalent of football manager speculation, with hirings and firings taking place almost as frequently.

Late last year it was rumoured that Raf Simons would be moving to Prada to take over from Miuccia Prada on menswear, after a quickly deleted tweet from a style editor got the internet excited. 

More recently, former Virgil Abloh collaborator and founder of ALYX 9SM, Mathew M Williams joined Givenchy as Creative Director. Tisci spent 12 years at Givenchy as creative director of couture, ready-to-wear and accessories.

If Tisci is out, there will be no shortage of suggested candidates, both from the fashion press and the Internet. M’Péle, meanwhile, has suggested that Tisci should ‘do men’s at Versace.’

For now, it remains to be seen what will happen.

Note: This story was edited to reflect the fat that @PAM_BOY’s original tweet referring to Tisci leaving Burberry was later deleted.

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