Cover Daniel Lee attends The Fashion Awards 2019 at Royal Albert Hall in London, England (Photo: Getty Images)

Lee will be based in London and is joining the iconic British luxury fashion house after three years at Bottega Veneta as creative director

Luxury British fashion house Burberry has appointed Daniel Lee as their new chief creative officer, replacing Riccardo Tisci who stepped down after showcasing his last runway show for the brand at London Fashion Week on Monday.

Lee was previously with Bottega Veneta, where he spent three years as creative director. He abruptly departed the Italian brand in 2021, sparking rumours then that he might be joining Burberry next. At the time, both parties said that going separate ways was agreed upon and a joint decision.

According to Reuters, Lee was born in Yorkshire where Burberry manufactures their world renowned trench coats, and is excited to join the brand and build on Tisci’s legacy.

Tisci’s exit comes barely a week after Julia Brown announced she will be stepping down as Burberry’s chief financial and chief operating officer on April 1, 2023.

“Burberry is a very special place with a magical past and a very promising future”, Tisci writes for a post on Burberry’s official Instagram account. “The chapter I was asked to write in its long story is one that I am incredibly proud of”.

In that same post, Burberry CEO Jonathan Akeroyd writes that Tisci “has enhanced our creative language, modernised and elevated our product offer and brought a new generation of luxury customers to our brand. On behalf of everyone at Burberry, I would like to thank him for his creative leadership and wish him the very best for the future.”

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