Creative director, Daniel Lee unveils his debut collection for Bottega Veneta (so called ‘New Bottega’). This is the first collection presented for the brand after Tomas Maeir’s departure; he led the brand for seventeen years. Lee, thirty-two years old, presents the fall/winter 19 collection. Respecting the house codes, Lee injects a contemporary sensibility potentially bringing the brand to a new, younger audience. The cuts of suits and playful knitwear shine alongside innovative leather designs. Moto inspired underpinnings, leather pants and boots cross classic ensembles with a slick edgy nod to motorsports. Explore a selection of looks from the collection, below. Images courtesy of Bottega Veneta.
Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2019 collection is a celebration of freedom, self-expression and sensuality. Creative Director Daniel Lee’s first runway show for the house is an exercise in elevated detail, noble materials and energetic silhouette. While the quiet craft central to Bottega Veneta’s identity is still present, Fall 2019 brings a sharp injection of modernity to traditional technique, turning up the volume. Combining the human hand with technology and process, the result is simultaneously classic and contemporary.
A viewpoint on the house’s Italian origins seen through today’s global lens offers another visible tension – the conspicuous and the refined, high and low, hedonism and intellect. The season’s palette is also a reflection on this discussion, chemical hues and shimmering embellishment meet natural tones and everyday colour.
Presenting a new vocabulary for Bottega Veneta, leather and the house’s Intrecciato weave is reinterpreted and evolved. Polished dresses and layered knitwear pair with armour-like outerwear, sharp tailoring and confident accessories. Ultimately, the aim of this season’s collection is a simple one, to evoke emotion – pleasure and joy, desire and beauty.