Daniel Lee is departing Bottega Veneta following a three-year stint as creative director.
The English designer joined the Italian luxury fashion house in July 2018, and during his tenure, became known for creating the Pouch bag and a range of minimalist accessories.
However, Lee stunned fashion fans on Wednesday by confirming his exit from the brand.
“My time at Bottega Veneta has been an incredible experience,” he said. “I am grateful to have worked with an exceptional and talented team and I am forever thankful to everyone who was part of creating our vision. Thank you to François-Henri Pinault for his support, and for the opportunity to be part of Bottega Veneta’s story.”
Lee did not hint at his next venture. However, Bottega Veneta executives indicated his replacement will be announced “soon”.
In light of the decision, Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of Kering, thanked Lee for all of his hard work.
“I am very grateful to Daniel for having brought his passion and energy to Bottega Veneta. His singular vision made the House’s heritage relevant for today and put it back to the centre of the fashion scene,” he added. “I would like to personally thank him for the unique chapter that he has written in the long history of Bottega Veneta.”
– Cover Media