Italian luxury goods and high fashion brand house Bottega Veneta has appointed Daniel Lee as its new creative director.
"Daniel Lee has a deep understanding of the house’s current challenges, both in terms of creation and development," said Bottega Veneta's chief executive Claus Dietrich Lahrs. "He will bring to Bottega Veneta a new and distinctive creative language that will continue building the house's success based on the ambitious foundations already developed over recent years."
Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in London, Lee, 32, has worked with Maison Margiela Balenciaga and Donna Karan, before joining Céline in 2012.
The appointment was welcomed by Floriane de Saint Pierre, an influential talent spotter and founder of the eponymous consulting firm.
"Lee is a talented designer, but the task ahead of him at Bottega Veneta is vast, addressing accessories, and, as for any brand, catalysing today's society in his own way.”