Bottega Veneta's Daniel Lee Is One to Watch

Bottega Veneta's Daniel Lee Is One to Watch

In Milan, creative director Daniel Lee presented his very first runway show for Bottega Veneta. Lee, who joined the label last year, is a Central Saint Martins Graduate who was worked with Maison Margiela, Balenciaga, Donna Karan and Celine in the past. Since he debuted his work in 2018, multiple sources (like Business of Fashion and i-D) have compared his pieces as filling the gap of modern, wearable pieces that Phoebe Philo left behind with Old Celine. But we think he's more so revitalizing the legendary Bottega Veneta brand as one of the coolest Italian labels to watch. Here's everything you need to know about the co-ed fall 2019 collection.

Reworked Weaves

The house's heritage Intrecciato weave was reinterpreted in the form of polished dresses as well as woven pants for men and our favorites: the structured blazers and long coats for women in black or berry hued leathers.

Fashion Armor

An all-leather outfit was designed to look like fashion armor for the future — or a really expensive and elegant motorcycle racing uniform. Leather pants for men and women had splices of extra padding above and below the knees — sometimes in contrasting colors.

Bold Boots

Both boots and flats were quilted with pillow-y like volumes. Some heavy black boots were left more simple and created an acute study of contrasts between the sophisticated tailoring and the distinctly downtown vibe of the footwear.

Architectural Coats

Women's coats were chunky and quilted, but still extremely flattering. For men, suit jackets were cut sharp and with triangular pockets. Sheer turtlenecks worn underneath played with the balance of proportions.

Dresses for Going Out

Whether it was the little black leather dress that opened the show and looked like it could be worn to to any party or evening event, or the sheer ruched dress in light black fabric, or the sparkly rose gold number, the collection was full of an assortment of dresses that screamed sex appeal in a tasteful way.

Photos via IMAXTree