Christopher Bailey To Leave Burberry
After 17 years with Burberry, Christopher Bailey is set to step down as their Chief Creative Officer and President. The brands Spring/Summer 2018 collection will be the last one that he designs, before leaving at the end of March 2018 but will continue to provide a supporting role until December 2018. This of course will open up opportunity for Bailey to pursue his new creative projects.
Before Burberry, Bailey worked at Donna Karan in New York and Gucci in Milan. One of his roles as CEO of Burberry was to bring about the change of see-now-buy-now, which brought clothes to the store the day after they were presented on the catwalk, a dramatic change for the fashion world. Burberry grew under the guidance of Christopher Bailey and their shows were stepped up a notch to include live music performances.
In a statement, Bailey said "It has been the great privilege of my working life to be at Burberry, working alongside and learning from such an extraordinary group of people over the last 17 years. Burberry encapsulates so much of what is great about Britain. As an organization, it is creative, innovative and outward looking. I do truly believe, however, that Burberry’s best days are still ahead of her and that the company will go from strength to strength with the strategy we have developed and the exceptional talent we have in place led by Marco. I am excited to pursue new creative projects but remain fully committed to the future success of this magnificent brand and to ensuring a smooth transition.”
There is a lot of mileage left in this very talented fashion designer and we are excited to see where his future ventures take him. Good luck Christopher Bailey.