Born and raised in Bradford, Yorkshire, Lee returns to England for his new role, which he is set to begin on 3rd October. In his new role, the designer will oversee all Burberry collections and will present his debut runway collection at London Fashion Week in February 2023.
After almost five years, Riccardo Tisci has decided to step down as Chief Creative Officer and leave Burberry at the end of this month. His Spring Summer 2023 collection, presented this week in London, was his last for Burberry. pic.twitter.com/wBfxuhEiM4
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“I am honoured to join Burberry as Chief Creative Officer,” says Lee in a statement from the brand. “Together with the team, we will write the exciting next chapter for this legendary British luxury brand, continuing its historic heritage and building on Riccardo’s legacy. I am very excited to be returning to London, a city that champions pioneering creativity and that continues to inspire me.”
Jonathan Akeroyd, Burberry’s CEO, said of the appointment, “I am delighted that Daniel is joining Burberry as our new Chief Creative Officer. Daniel is an exceptional talent with a unique understanding of today’s luxury consumer and a strong record of commercial success, and his appointment reinforces the ambitions we have for Burberry. I am excited about working closely with him and I am confident he will have the impact we are aiming for in this next phase, supported by our talented and experienced teams.”