Now that’s the kind of information we weren’t anticipating to listen to this Wednesday afternoon. Bottega Veneta and Daniel Lee have introduced their joint choice to half methods in a shock announcement damaged by The New York Occasions’ Vanessa Friedman on Twitter.
On the helm of the home for simply over three years, the information comes mere weeks after the designer confirmed his SS22 assortment in Detroit, Michigan, together with the opening of a brand new Bottega Veneta pop-up retailer in London’s Shoreditch
In an official assertion, Lee writes: “My time at Bottega Veneta has been an unimaginable expertise. I’m grateful to have labored with an distinctive and proficient group and I’m endlessly grateful to everybody who was a part of creating our imaginative and prescient. Thanks to Francois-Henri Pinault for his help, and for the chance to be a part of Bottega Veneta’s story.”
François-Henri Pinault, chairman & CEO of Kering, writes: “I’m very grateful to Daniel for having introduced his ardour and vitality to Bottega Veneta. His singular imaginative and prescient made the Home’s heritage related for in the present day and put it again to the middle of the style scene. I want to personally thank him for the distinctive chapter that he has written within the lengthy historical past of Bottega Veneta.”
All the plain questions hold within the steadiness – the place’s Daniel Lee headed subsequent? Who’s going to exchange him? Will Bottega get again on the ‘gram? Is the whole globe about costume in Bottega inexperienced to mourn the designer’s departure? Let’s simply hope it isn’t too lengthy until we see Lee on the helm of an ideal home once more.
Portrait courtesy of Bottega Veneta.