The British Fashion Council has released the shortlist for this year’s Fashion Awards, with Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Loewe leading the way with four nominations each. Winners will be announced on 2 December.
Daniel Lee staged his second runway show for the famed Venetian house on Thursday night, building a set that riffed on the key essential of BV – intreccio leather – which the designer has revived as an object of cool.
Gucci may not have grown quite as fast in the latest quarter, according to Kering’s recent results, but it continues to be hugely popular, with the brand making it back to the top spot in the latest Lyst Index for Q2.
Kering has revealed a surprise appointment at the head of Italian label Bottega Veneta. Bartolomeo Rongone, previously chief operating officer at Yves Saint Laurent, will replace Claus-Dietrich Lahrs on 1 September.
Gucci growth is slowing but Kering is OK with that as it's still surging. Meanwhile Saint Laurent and Balenciaga are powering ahead and Bottega Veneta sales may be down, but the omens are good for Daniel Lee's designs.
Browns is tipping Celine, Bottega Veneta and Lemaire as hot picks for AW19's 'cool classics' style, and it's adding a raft of new names to its line-up, as well as backing the return of the on-trend knee-length boot.
In the midst of the Kering-owned brand's relaunch, FashionNetwork.com has learned that Bottega Veneta has named a new CEO for its EMEA zone: Hugo Boss alum Massimiliano Brunazzo, who joins the Italian brand from Adidas.
Milan’s big debut this season was at Bottega Veneta, where young British designer Daniel Lee presented a punchy, tough-chic fashion statement, riffing and revolutionizing many of the codes of this brand.
After slowing down in the last three years, the Italian label owned by Kering is relying on new creative director Daniel Lee, whose first show is scheduled on February 22 in Milan, to return to growth.
Opening with Benetton’s first-ever show on February 19, and featuring again Gucci, Bottega Veneta and an array of new names, the Milan Fashion Week ending on February 25 looks set for a dazzling edition.