Lower than per week for the reason that trend trade was left gooped and gagged at Daniel Lee’s shock departure from Bottega Veneta, the Milanese model has introduced his successor.
Matthieu Blazy, who has been the ready-to-wear design director at Bottega Veneta since 2020, has been promoted to inventive director, set to debut his first assortment on the helm of the model in February 2020.
The 37-year-old has a reasonably spectacular CV behind him. A graduate of La Cambre in Brussels, Blazy started his profession as a menswear designer for Raf Simons, occurring to work for
Maison Martin Margiela’s Artisinal line, earlier than becoming a member of Celine beneath Phoebe Philo as senior designer in 2014. Dwelling between Milan and Antwerp, the designer had a stint working for Simons once more beneath his tenure at Calvin Klein till 2019, earlier than becoming a member of Bottega Veneta a 12 months after.
Leo Rongone, CEO of Bottega Veneta, mentioned: “Matthieu Blazy is a very gifted particular person, whom I’m proud and excited to entrust with the inventive helm of our luxurious Home. Bottega Veneta has all the time been equated with signature craftsmanship and distinctive creativity. Matthieu’s appointment will additional improve the fashionable relevance of our model and speed up our development, whereas preserving the values which can be on the core of Bottega Veneta.”
François-Henri Pinault, Chairman & CEO of Kering, seconds this, stating: “The very strong foundations, particular codes and distinctive id of Bottega Veneta allow us to nurture nice ambitions for the way forward for this luxurious Home. I’m assured that Matthieu Blazy’s wealth of expertise and broad cultural background will permit him to deliver his inventive impetus to the duty of carrying on the legacy of Bottega Veneta.”
An enormous congratulations, Matthieu!
Portrait by Willy Vanderperre.