Following the departure of Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta has appointed Daniel Lee, most up-to-date director of ready-to-wear design at Céline as their new ingenious director. Lee will formally sign up for the corporate on July 1st, succeeding Maier who stepped down from the helm of the Italian label closing week, after 17 years as ingenious director.
Input Lee, alumnus of Phoebe Philo, who used to be the mastermind in the back of Céline’s highbrow designs that includes minimalist nuances that possess identical design language to Tomas Maier’s personal understated magnificence. Because the ready-to-wear collections at Céline spread out with Lee’s design language, Céline was relatable on many ranges, now not underdressed or overdone. Céline’s collections started talking to the target audience on an intuitive wavelength, therefore, making Daniel Lee Bottega’s herbal successor to the evolution of the trendy vintage taste, with notions that he may perpetuate the maximalist but minimalist non-monogrammed luxurious DNA for which Bottega Veneta was lauded for. That stated, Daniel Lee’s Bottega is probably not “usual usual” even supposing he does proportion identical ingenious imaginative and prescient for the logo, he has his personal views for his tenure at Bottega Veneta’s new Inventive Director, in a observation he stated, “I look ahead to evolving what has long past sooner than, whilst contributing a brand new viewpoint and modernity”.
“He’s going to carry to Bottega Veneta a brand new and unique ingenious language that may proceed construction the Space’s good fortune in accordance with the formidable foundations already advanced over fresh years.”
The 32-year-old used to be a graduate of Central Saint Martins in 2011 and is skilled past maximum designers his age. He has in the past held roles at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan sooner than going below the wings of Philo at Céline in 2012.
To welcome Lee, Claus Dietrich Lahrs, CEO of Bottega Veneta stated in his personal phrases, “Daniel Lee has a deep figuring out of the Space’s present demanding situations each in the case of advent and building. He’s going to carry to Bottega Veneta a brand new and unique ingenious language that may proceed construction the Space’s good fortune in accordance with the formidable foundations already advanced over fresh years.”
Proper up until now, Lee has maintained a low profile as a fashion designer, which may also be noticed as considered one of Kering’s traditions for shrewdly making quiet appointments for ingenious director positions. Living proof, Alessandro Michele, a relative unknown outdoor design circles sooner than he thrust Gucci and himself into the limelight, changing into the most up to date commercially and seriously acclaimed fashion designer since Tom Ford, bringing in an approximated international income of 6.2 billion euros in 2017, accounting for over part of Kering Team’s general income – a host Bottega targets to compare in time after the reshuffling of positions.
“The singularity of Lee’s imaginative and prescient, impressed via an overly non-public ingenious manner, satisfied me that he used to be best possible ready to open a brand new bankruptcy within the historical past of the Space.”
In spite of his lesser-known background (for now), the expectancies for his first assortment in September might be certainly not discounted as Kering’s leader government and chairman François-Henri Pinault stated “The singularity of Lee’s imaginative and prescient, impressed via an overly non-public ingenious manner, satisfied me that he used to be best possible ready to open a brand new bankruptcy within the historical past of the Space. His paintings is characterized via nice rigour, a mastery of studio experience, a real pastime for fabrics and an power that I can’t wait to peer take form at Bottega Veneta,” we look ahead to Lee’s aesthetic coupled with the Italian leather-based taste Bottega is understood for.