Arco, Cassette, Jodie and The Pouch; so many must-have pieces, so little time! Only the speediest shoppers will bag Bottega Veneta’s accessories, which have been flying off the shelves at a rate of knots since new creative director Daniel Lee joined the brand. Show no mercy; it’s everyone for themselves.
Daniel Lee can, it seems, do no wrong. Lee’s forte is real-world elegance – a carryover from his tenure as ready-to-wear director under Phoebe Philo at Celine, perhaps. He is our name to know from fashion’s ‘modern luxury’ vanguard, taking Bottega Veneta’s historic tropes – woven leather, for one – and making them his own.
Presented in London and shrouded in secrecy, Bottega Veneta’s Spring/Summer 2021 show was characterised by a sense of intimacy that extended to the collection itself. Inspired by the sentimental connections that often form between clothing and wearer, Daniel Lee offered pared-back silhouettes and tactile knits with a comforting hint of retro, hand-me-down charm.
Showcasing the elegantly understated vision that has made Daniel Lee such a hit with the fashion set, Bottega Veneta’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection offered a comprehensive compendium of wardrobe essentials for the discerning gentleman. The wide-leg trousers, crocheted sweaters and contemporary knit suits are all icons in the making.