Today, Bottega Veneta announced Matthieu Blazy as new Creative Direction, succeeding Daniel Lee, effective immediately. Blazy assumed Design Director last year under Lee, after his experience under Raf Simons and Phoebe Philo at Celine. Blazy’s first collection for the house will show in February and is sure to be met with high anticipation after the shocking switch-up from a beloved Bottega era.
The Parisian graduate of La Cambre in Brussels began his career as Men’s Designer for Raf Simons, then moved to Maison Martin Margiela to design for the ‘Artisanal’ line and Women’s ready-to-wear. He became Senior Designer at Celine in 2014 and then reunited with Simons, designing at Calvin Klein from 2016 to 2019. In 2020 Blazy was appointed ready-to-wear Design Director at Bottega Veneta.
François-Henri Pinault, Chairman & CEO of Kering said, “The very solid foundations, specific codes and unique identity of Bottega Veneta enable us to nurture great ambitions for the future of this luxury House. I am confident that Matthieu Blazy’s wealth of experience and broad cultural background will allow him to bring his creative impetus to the task of carrying on the legacy of Bottega Veneta.”
“Matthieu Blazy is an extraordinarily talented individual, whom I am proud and excited to entrust with the creative helm of our luxury House,” said Leo Rongone, CEO of Bottega Veneta. “Bottega Veneta has always been equated with signature craftsmanship and distinctive creativity. Matthieu’s appointment will further enhance the modern relevance of our brand and accelerate our growth, while preserving the values that are at the core of Bottega Veneta.”
Blazy will present his first collection for Bottega Veneta in February 2022.END
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