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Rihanna – autumn 2021
Rihanna wears all clothes and boots custom Burberry, skincare products Fenty Skin, beauty products Fenty Beauty. From left: Omar and Alton wear all clothes and accessories Burberry. Umbrella, walking cane and briefcase IbKamaraStudios.Photography Rafael Pavarotti, Styling Ibrahim Kamara

9 highlights from Riccardo Tisci’s reign at Burberry

As the designer steps down, we look back at his time as chief creative officer – from the superstar collabs, to the COVID heroics, to dressing Rihanna on the cover of Dazed

It’s official: after almost five years as chief creative officer at Burberry, Riccardo Tisci is stepping down, making the announcement just days after his delayed SS23 show in London. “Burberry is a very special place with a magical past and a very promising future,” the designer said in a statement posted to the label’s Instagram this morning. “The chapter I was asked to write in its long story is one that I am incredibly proud of and one I have decided would culminate with my show on Monday.”

In case you haven’t already heard, this change opens the door for Bradford designer Daniel Lee, who has finally given us the answer to where he’ll settle down post-Bottega Veneta. Apparently, he’s already toiling away in the Burberry atelier, presumably slapping a nova check on some enviable accessories as we speak.

Right now, though, we’re looking back at Riccardo’s self-proclaimed “legacy of innovation” at the illustrious British label. It’s a period marked by refreshing collaborations, community spirit at the height of coronavirus, and, of course, an iconic Dazed cover. Read on below.