If you’ve never heard of the name Daniel Lee, don’t beat yourself up over it. The latest new blood contending in fashion’s musical chair game is a relative unknown. Not more than 48 hours after Italian luxury house Bottega Veneta announced the departure of former creative director Tomas Maier who had held the post for 17 years, Lee was unveiled as the incumbent successor this weekend.
The Central Saint Martins alumnus was recently Céline’s director of ready-to-wear and had worked under Martin Margiela and Donna Karan. The appointment to hire Lee is scrutinised as a move to fill the market’s post-Phoebe Philo gap, expected to satiate the Philophile consumers’ demand for minimalist designs which a newly Hedi Slimane-spearheaded Céline may not be able to provide.
Other sartorial states of delirium can be found in the ongoing tour of men’s fashion month, from London Fashion Week Men’s, Pitti Uomo and its current pre-Paris stop in Milan. From the throng of jorts-donning Prada army trooping its inflated stool-lined way in Milan to Martine Rose’s street curb showcase in North London, here’s everything you shouldn’t miss from last week, as seen on Instagram.