Bottega Veneta not joining Milan Fashion Week in September
Kering’s Bottega Veneta will not be joining Milan Fashion Week in
September, after the recent changes in the company. Last month, Bottega
Veneta parted ways with creative director Tomas Maier, who had been working
for the Italian fashion house since 2001. Maier was succeeded by the
British designer Daniel Lee, who joined the company from
”Following the recent change of creative direction, Bottega
Veneta will not be showcasing its Spring/Summer collection during the next
Milan Fashion Week”, the company said in a statement.
Lee’s debut at Milan Fashion Week will happen in the Fall/Winter 2019 edition, to be held in February.
Over the past
few years, Bottega Veneta has struggled to keep pace with the shifting
luxury landscape, despite its ongoing turnaround efforts. Revenues at the
luxury fashion house fell 6.8 percent during the first quarter of the year.
By bringing in a young designer to offer a fresh take on Bottega Veneta
brand direction, Kering hopes to boost the fashion house’s