Last week, Kering announced the departure of creative director of Bottega Veneta, Tomas Maier, who has been leading the rapid growth of the brand during his 17-year tenure; and Daniel Lee is set to be the new helm.
'I’m both honoured and excited to continue the legacy that has been created at Bottega Veneta over the last five decades.'
– Daniel Lee
While, the appointment of Daniel Lee is an unexpected move of Kering, it's not the first time the luxury group name a behind-the-scenes designer to take over its brand.
And if Balenciaga and Gucci's blossoming revenue, under Demna Gvasalia and Alessandro Michele, is any testimony, we expect great things from Daniel.
Appointing a talent who has been working with Phoebe Philo at Céline for over six years, along with experiences at avant-garde houses like Maison Margiela and Balenciaga, what will be the next step of Bottega Veneta, under the vision of Daniel?
Will it be a modern sublime? Or a luxury minimalist?
One thing's for sure, Daniel Lee's debut at Bottega Veneta is going to be the talk of the town!
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