In the months since his appointment as Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, Daniel Lee has been quietly putting in place his vision for the brand. His big runway debut won’t happen until February during the fall/winter 2019 fashion week season, but the brand has just released stills from the pre-fall 2019 collection—Lee’s first for Bottega Veneta.
The 32-year-old British designer, whose resume includes stints at Maison Margiela, Donna Karan, Balenciaga and most recently, Céline, focused on building a wardrobe comprising “pieces made for life.” To that end, Lee kept the silhouettes lean and came up with an arsenal of tailored blazers, minimalist coats, plush knits and quilted skirts—all elevated with the savoir-faire of Bottega Veneta’s artisans. The brand’s famous intrecciato weave came magnified as giant criss-crossing leather panels on pants and bags. See all the looks from the collection in the gallery above.