Matthieu Blazy entrusted with the creative helm of the Bottega Veneta luxury house.
Bottega Veneta appoints Matthieu Blazy as creative director
On November 10, Kering-owned Bottega Veneta and Daniel Lee announced their joint decision to end their creative collaboration. Fashion designer Daniel Lee has been at the creative helm of the luxury fashion House Bottega Veneta since July 1, 2018.He brought new energy to the House and greatly contributed to the new momentum that Bottega Veneta is enjoying today.
“I would like to thank Daniel for his dedication to the House over the past three years. He provided Bottega Veneta with a fresh perspective and a new sense of modernity, while remaining respectful of the brand’s fifty-year heritage. The remarkable growth of the brand over the last three years bears testimony to the success of his creative work.” – Leo Rongone, CEO of Bottega Veneta.
“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 center of the fashion scene. I would like to personally thank him for the unique chapter that he has written in the long history of Bottega Veneta.” – François-Henri Pinault, Chairman & CEO of Kering.
Daniel Lee stated: “My time at Bottega Veneta has been an incredible experience. 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 Francois-Henri Pinault for his support, and for the opportunity to be part of Bottega Veneta’s story.”
This week, Bottega Veneta announces the appointment of Matthieu Blazy as Creative Director with immediate effect.
Born in Paris in 1984, Matthieu Blazy is a graduate of La Cambre in Brussels. He started his fashion career as Men’s Designer for Raf Simons, before joining Maison Martin Margiela to design the ‘Artisanal’ line and the Women’s RTW show. In 2014, he became Senior Designer at Céline, before working again with Raf Simons at Calvin Klein from 2016 to 2019. He was appointed RTW Design Director at Bottega Veneta in 2020. A French and Belgian national, he lives between Antwerp and Milan.
Leo Rongone, CEO of Bottega Veneta, declared: “Matthieu Blazy is an extraordinarily talented individual, whom I am proud and excited to entrust with the creative helm of our luxury House. Bottega Veneta has always been equated with signature craftsmanship and distinctive creativity. Matthieu’s appointment will further enhance the modern relevance of our brand and accelerate our growth, while preserving the values that are at the core of Bottega Veneta.”
François-Henri Pinault, Chairman & CEO of Kering, stated: “The very solid foundations, specific codes and unique identity of Bottega Veneta enable us to nurture great ambitions for the future of this luxury House. I am confident that Matthieu Blazy’s wealth of experience and broad cultural background will allow him to bring his creative impetus to the task of carrying on the legacy of Bottega Veneta.”