Bottega Veneta’s New Creative Director Debuts His First Collection

This morning Bottega Veneta’s newly installed creative director, Daniel Lee, unveiled his first collection for the house – both for men and women. The collection, which can be viewed in the gallery below, is said to be “focussed on an elevated reality of dressing, on the sensual physicality of clothes, pieces are made for life”. The menswear specifically is described as playing with the idea of sprezzatura – an Italian word for a certain kind of nonchalance. Succeeding Tomas Maier, who helmed Bottega for 17 years, Lee joins the house from Celine where he worked as director of ready-to-wear design. A graduate of Central Saint Martins, he has also held positions at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan.