After Tomas Maier’s departure earlier this week Bottega Veneta announces Daniel Lee as the new creative director of the brand.
British-born Daniel was most recently Director of Ready-to-Wear at Celine. A graduate of Central St Martins College of Art and Design, the young designer has also worked at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan.
Daniel Lee has big shoes to fill after his predecessor Tomas Maier was at the helm of the brand for 17 years. Daniel said of his appointment; “I’m both honored and excited to continue the legacy that has been created at Bottega Veneta over the last five decades. Maintaining the ingrained codes of the House, craftsmanship, quality and sophistication, I look forward to evolving what has gone before, while contributing a new perspective and modernity.”
Claus Dietrich Lahrs, CEO of Bottega Veneta, said in a statement:
“Daniel Lee has a deep understanding of the House’s current challenges both in terms of creation and development. He will bring to Bottega Veneta a new and distinctive creative language that will continue building the House’s success based on the ambitious foundations already developed over recent years.”
Daniel Lee will begin his role at Bottega Veneta on July 1st.