We all know how successful Daniel Lee has been at Bottega Veneta so far. The last show was a real revelation and his accessories are practically the must have par excellence of today's fashionistas, especially when it comes to shoes.
Reconnecting his style to Phoebe Philo is somewhat instinctive, but certainly not exhaustive. His vision is so pure and fresh that we must recognize all the merits.
The Spring Summer is a coherent continuation of the first collection for Bottega Veneta: heavy and structured materials, minimal style, tactical cuts in clothes and weaves, which are partly heritage of Bottega Veneta itself - the walkway floor was created with the famous braided, trendmark of the brand, made of leather.
The leather is always a great protagonist of the collection, even if it acquires, especially in womanswear but also more surprisingly in menswear, a lighter and sweeter tone. The edges have been smoothed, in a sense.
This is also because the collection presents for the first time a hint of sportswear, which does not clash at all. Even the prints are a brand new, playful and somehow impertinent, like Lee himself, who doesn't want simply to be a mere successor of Philo, opposing his desire to experiment, his changing aesthetics and his ability to look to the new horizons of fashion.
Words by Giulia Greco