Bottega Veneta’s executive vice president of fashion is leaving the company

Daniel Lee, the executive vice president of fashion at Bottega Veneta, is leaving the company, according to confirmed a statement from Polo Ralph Lauren, Bottega Veneta’s parent company. A search for a replacement has…

Bottega Veneta’s executive vice president of fashion is leaving the company

Daniel Lee, the executive vice president of fashion at Bottega Veneta, is leaving the company, according to confirmed a statement from Polo Ralph Lauren, Bottega Veneta’s parent company. A search for a replacement has begun.

No details about why Lee is leaving have been provided by Polo Ralph Lauren. Lee, who is Chinese American, joined Bottega Veneta in 2004 after stints at Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Gucci. Under his watch, Bottega Veneta generated buzz for its bohemian designs, with a recent show of stripped-down, Victorian-inspired outerwear. The company, which has attributed its recent revival to a return to its roots, has been in touch with Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier about Lee’s departure.

“It has been a remarkable journey,” Lee, who graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York in 1986, told WWD. “I have always had a strong affinity for the company and its distinct design ethos. It is with this in mind that I founded the ‘Birch Lane’ initiative to uncover hidden creative talent in the West Village [where Bottega Veneta is based] and offer it the platform to be celebrated and celebrated in our studio as it is in our world. It has been tremendously rewarding.”

Read the full story at WWD.

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