IN THE SPOTLIGHT: BOTTEGA VENETA WARDROBE 04
It’s a well-known fact that Daniel Lee rekindled the buzz for Bottega Veneta to red-hot levels during his three-year tenure. So, when he left abruptly last November, the pressure was on for Matthieu Blazy, Lee’s second-in-command, who took the creative lead upon his departure.
Yet Blazy’s debut fall-winter collection was off to a great start, leaving his mark with a lineup of quiet minimal luxury, the kind that favors craftsmanship over showmanship.
Opting for evolution en lieu of revolution, the 35-year-old Belgian designer delivered finely-executed handsome tailoring and sumptuous accessories that carried forth the vision of his predecessor and the house’s legacy.
That meant capturing chic with confidence and a timeless aura, inspired by the idea of motion, of going to places wrapped in a sense of luxury that Blazy views as an intimate pleasure to be felt and not necessarily be flaunted.