Few designer moves could elicit the same level of excitement as Daniel Lee’s appointment as creative director at Italian powerhouse Bottega Veneta. Having cut his teeth at Balenciaga, Maison Margiela and, most notably, Phoebe Philo’s Céline, the industry veteran’s announcement was received with jubilation among fashion’s most discerning dressers back in June last year. Since then, we’ve seen Lee’s future-facing vision for the storied label play out across a handful of collections and – spoiler alert – they did not disappoint. Lee’s mastery of color, fabric, shape and silhouette has enthralled editors, buyers and influencers alike. The accessories in particular have proved to be fashion catnip, with virtually every insider worth their salt sporting the slouchy bags, woven totes, netted shoes or square-toed mules. Our top tip? Get your hands on a piece (or 10) while you can.
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