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26th Mar 2014

The Evolution Of Style – Tracing The Career of Christopher Bailey

Following yesterday’s worldwide launch of HTC’s most beautifully designed phone yet, the HTC One m8, we continue our evolution of style series looking at the career of Christopher Bailey.

Christopher Bailey is Chief Creative Officer at Burberry and is also expected to take over as CEO in mid 2014 when current CEO Angela Ahrendts departs.

Yorkshire born Bailey (42), is the son of a carpenter and a window dresser at Marks & Spencer.

He studied at the Royal College of Art with a Masters degree in 1994 and was credited with a fellowship from the College in 2004.

Burberry Prorsum - Runway - LFW F/W 2013

From 1994 to 1996 he was the Womenswear Designer at Donna Karan and Senior Designer of Womenswear at Gucci in Milan from 1996 to 2001.

Bailey joined Burberry in May 2001 as creative director and became chief creative director in November 2009.

Burberry Prorsum - Runway RTW - Fall 2014 - London Fashion Week

Burberry Prorsum - Runway RTW - Fall 2014 - London Fashion Week

Together with the current CEO Angela Ahrendts, he set up The Burberry Foundation, committed to dedicating global resources to help young people realize their dreams and achieve their goals and potential through their power and creativity.

The foundation invests in selected charities that support children, in areas where Burberry employees live and work.

Opening Ceremony And 'The Great Gatsby' Premiere - The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival

It was announced in October 2013 that Bailey would succeed Angela as CEO, when she departs the company for a role at Apple.

Like many established fashion designers, he has a massive celebrity following and counts Harry Styles, Sienna Miller, Paloma Faith and Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman among his fans.

Burberry Prorsum - Front Row & Backstage: London Fashion Week SS14

“This article was brought to you in association with HTC, designers of the HTC One m8, with beautiful design inside and outside, the HTC One m8 is an evolution of  the HTC One, the world’s most awarded phone in 2013”

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