Bottega Veneta’s new creative director comes from Céline. He is not going to be Phoebe Philo though, but Daniel Lee. The British 32-year-old fashion designer worked, in the past, at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan. Prior to his new appointment, he was employed at Céline as design director of the ready-to-wear line; starting from July 1, he will be the new creative director of all the product lines made by Bottega Veneta, who signed Tomas Maier’s substitute very quickly indeed. “His unique and original insight, based on a very personal creative attitude, persuaded me to appoint him. I am confident that he will be the perfect interpreter of a new chapter in the history of the brand. His work stands out for several qualities: his close precision, alongside a proficient command of the fashion workshop expertise, as well as a strong passion for materials and an amazing energy. I look forward to seeing all that live at Bottega Veneta”, points out François-Henri Pinault, number one of Kering, the top group that also comprise Bottega Veneta. CEO Claus Dietrich Lahrs remarked: “Daniel Lee is fully aware of the challenges the company is currently supposed to face, with regard to the brand’s manufacturing and its development as well. He is going to bring into Bottega Veneta a new and distinctive creative language, therefore building up the success of the brand that lies on far-reaching accomplishments achieved over the last years”.