The Creative Director of Bottega Veneta Daniel Lee Retires After 3 Years of Working
On Wednesday evening, it became known that Daniel Lee suddenly left his post as creative director of Bottega Veneta after just three years in the position. The successor has not yet been named.
The CEO of the Italian luxury brand, in a statement, thanked Daniel for his dedication. The message from the fashion house also says that a new creative direction for the house will be announced soon.
Bottega Veneta marks Lee’s first appointment as Creative Director. He came to the brand from Celine Studios, where he was the womenswear director. During his occupation at Bottega Veneta, the Italian house achieved many creative successes.
The English designer presented his first collection for the Italian luxury goods manufacturer in the fall of 2019. Lee’s first runway collection received mixed reviews. His aesthetic was rougher than the one at Celine, but his accessories immediately made a splash. The leather bag sparked the trend for soft-textured leather handbags, and his square-toed sandals had a strong influence on shoe fashion.
Lee’s departure will spark a huge amount of speculation about his motivations, as the designer has won an army of fans of the chic yet intelligent style and innovative approach to fashion shows.
Once, during the pandemic, Lee showed the new Bottega Veneta collection at a Berlin nightclub, inviting only his friends there. All the guests danced without masks, which was extremely negatively received on social networks.