Matthieu Blazy named creative director of Bottega Veneta

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Matthieu Blazy has been appointed as the new creative director of Bottega Veneta.

Last week, fashion fans were shocked when executives at the Kering-owned Italian fashion house announced the departure of Daniel Lee following his successful three-year stint helming the brand.

Now, Bottega Veneta chief executive officer Leo Rongone has named Blazy as Lee's successor.

"Matthieu Blazy is an extraordinarily talented individual, whom I am proud and excited to entrust with the creative helm of our luxury house. Bottega Veneta has always been equated with signature craftsmanship and distinctive creativity," he declared. "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."

A French and Belgian national, Blazy is a graduate of La Cambre in Brussels. He started his career as a menswear designer at Raf Simons, before working for the likes of Maison Martin Margiela and Celine. Blazy was appointed design director of ready-to-wear at Bottega Veneta in 2020, and accordingly, François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of Kering, is excited to see what the designer delivers for his first collection in February 2022.

"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," he added.

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