Bottega Veneta The Pouch
Though he previously designed at Maison Margiela, Donna Karan, and Balenciaga and worked as the director of ready-to-wear under Phoebe Philo at Céline, Daniel Lee was relatively unknown when he took over at Bottega Veneta. In July 2018, he replaced Tomas Maier (who had been at Bottega Veneta’s helm for 17 years) as the creative director of the house. Lee still might not have any social media accounts, but he is no longer so anonymous. He has catapulted Bottega Veneta’s sales, won highly covetable accolades at the Fashion Awards (including Designer of the Year and Brand of the Year in the same year!), and become one of the most anticipated shows during Milan Fashion Week.