Riccardo Tisci On Reinventing Burberry

by MR Magazine Staff

Warm, passionate and astonishingly hunky, Burberry’s new chief creative officer, Riccardo Tisci, is celebrating his first London Fashion Week collection for the brand by demolishing a massive slice of chocolate cake at Thomas’s cafe and musing about who the new (old) muse for Burberry might be. Surely Meghan Markle? “Queen Elizabeth!” he retorts, gesticulating with his fork: “[To see her in my collection] — that’s my dream. I would love to meet her. No pressure.” He grins, turning to his assistant. The 44-year-old Puglian native has every right to be smiling. He is one of the most talented fashion designers of our time and has landed one of the biggest, toughest jobs in the industry. He’s been charged with reinvigorating Burberry’s brand identity and taking the already successful London-based fashion house into the stratosphere. Doing so in the shadow of a looming Brexit and against the backdrop of a saturated luxury market and increasing global economic instability is no mean feat. But if anyone can do it, Tisci can. Read more at Evening Standard.