In June last year, 32-year-old British Designer Daniel Lee was named as the new Creative Director for Bottega Veneta. Although a somewhat elusive character in the industry, the man had worked with the likes of Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan and most recently headed ready-to-wear at Celine, pre-Heidi Slimane. He made his runway debut for the Italian house in February at Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019, and since then the luxury brand has seen a resurgence of coveted pieces.
In celebration of the prestigious role, Bottega Veneta has partnered with luxury retailer MatchesFashion and will launch exclusive pieces from the Men’s and Women’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection. Accompanying the launch is an installation at 5 Carlos Place in London, open to the public until September 11. The exclusive capsule includes a curated selection of styles and for the men will include a small messenger, a boot, pants and a knit, all in bespoke colours developed for MatchesFashion.
Providing the cornerstone of a refined look, the pieces are pulled from Fall 2019 and according to Lee, is a celebration of freedom, self-expression and sensuality. “The Fall 2019 collection is a statement of new intentions, a new point of view, it’s about building a wardrobe with great pieces to wear. I wanted a mix of contemporary and classic, new technologies with a new immediacy, clothes that could be as refined as they were relevant,” the Creative Director explains.
Featuring the exceptional craftsmanship of Bottega Veneta with an infusion of modern sensibilities, for those unable to make the event, you can now shop the pieces online now. Scroll below.
Bottega Veneta Cutaway Wool-Blend Jumper available exclusively at MatchesFashion / $1,680 AUD SHOP NOW
Bottega Veneta Tailored Wool Slim-Leg Trousers available exclusively at MatchesFashion / $1,680 AUD SHOP NOW
Bottega Veneta Messenger Small Intrecciato Leather Cross-Body Bag available exclusively at MatchesFashion / $3,100 AUD SHOP NOW
Bottega Veneta Exaggerated-Sole Leather Mid-Calf Boots available exclusively at MatchesFashion / $1,420 AUD SHOP NOW
Photographer: Thomas Giddings
Mens Style Director: Simon Chilvers
Womens Stylist: Lorna McGee
Fashion Assistant: Bethany Ferns
Hair: Mark Francome-Painter
Make Up: Elias Hove
Models: Zelda Smith @ Select and Xu Meen @ IMG
Photo Assistant: Bradley Polkinghorne
Local Production: Alana Company
Production: Jo Cullis + Tomasina Lebus