Bottega's new groove: Tailored pieces and clean lines.
When a brand has a new creative head now, the outcome usually goes one of three ways: the opposite of what his/her predecessor did; revisiting the label's history to educate a potential younger audience who may not know much of it; or bringing sensibilities from the last brand that the designer worked at.
The Bottega woman doesn't need fussy shoes: sneakers suffice.
Daniel Lee, plucked from Celine after working with Phoebe Philo for five years, has opted for all three ways for his Bottega Veneta debut. His capsule of womenswear, menswear and leather goods in a neutral palette says slow fashion is better than fast, timeless and pared-down are always elegant, and it's very very okay to offer practical solutions.
Unfussy layers, no-nonsense pumps and sharp tailoring: it's a whole new Bottega.
This story first appeared in the January 2019 issue of Her world Singapore.