Bottega Veneta and Daniel Lee are parting ways.
In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, parent company Kering said the designer would be leaving the brand after more than three years, during which he energized the label with seemingly ubiquitous designs including woven mules and pillowy clutches. Lee joined the house on July 1, 2018.
“Bottega Veneta and Daniel Lee are announcing their joint decision to end their collaboration,” the group said. “He brought new energy to the house and greatly contributed to the new momentum that Bottega Veneta is enjoying today.”
It did not give a reason for the decision, adding that a new creative organization for the house will be announced soon.
Lee, a little-known Celine alum at the time of his nomination, took home a record four prizes at the 2019 British Fashion Awards, including designer of the year and brand of the year. In recent seasons, he has built momentum for the brand with disruptive strategies like erasing its Instagram account and staging traveling fashion shows.