Since Daniel Lee’s appointment to become the Creative Director of Bottega Veneta from July 2018, fashionistas and patrons cannot wait to see his talents take shape at the brand’s collection.
An experienced designer, Daniel was most recently Director of Ready-to-Wear Design at Céline. Aged 32 and of British nationality, he is a graduate of the Central Saint Martins’ College of Art and Design. Before joining Céline in 2012, he worked at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan.
François-Henri Pinault stated: “I am very pleased to welcome Daniel Lee to Kering as Creative Director of Bottega Veneta. The singularity of his vision inspired by a very personal creative approach convinced me that he was best able to open a new chapter in the history of the House. “
With all eyes on Lee, he could not wait to invigorate the brand, with a viewpoint on the house’s Italian origins seen through today’s global lens, offering another visible tension. While the quiet craft central to Bottega Veneta’s identity is still present, Fall 2019 brings a sharp injection of modernity to traditional technique, turning up the volume. Presenting a new vocabulary for Bottega Veneta, leather and the house’s Intrecciato weave is reinterpreted and evolved. Polished dresses and layered knitwear pair with armour-like outerwear, sharp tailoring and confident accessories, where chemical hues and shimmering embellishment meet natural tones and everyday colour.
At the same time, BV Classic shoulder bag also amazes patrons with its ultimate clean design. With a boxy frame, it is crafted from padded calfskin to a sublime boxy frame. The fold-over flap is secured with a gold-finish spherical button closure set into an engraved base, emphasizing the brand’s iconic minimal spirit. Mini BV Classic, a size down version, is also available which makes it a perfect companion for all year end parties.