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Bottega Veneta Improves Matthieu Blazy Into The Highlight As Creative Director.

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The extravagance mark has picked an inhouse architect to supplant Daniel Lee, whose pocket sacks and stout soled boots have been hits 

The Bottega Veneta show at Milan Fashion Week, February 2020. Will the brand alter innovative bearing with Blazy in control? 

The Bottega Veneta show at Milan Fashion Week, February 2020. Will the brand alter inventive bearing with Blazy in control? Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images 

Karen Dacre 

Marry 17 Nov 2021 14.49 GMT 

Matthieu Blazy is the most recent in the background style originator to find a top occupation at an extravagance brand. After standing ready at Bottega Veneta since joining last year, he has been reported as the new imaginative chief. The arrangement, from this point forward, follows news last week that English architect Daniel Lee had stopped in an immensely effective turnaround, with deals helped and Bottega Veneta setting the design plan as at no other time. 

Blazy’s name isn’t notable external the design business, yet he has broad experience. An alum of La Cambre School of Art and Design in Brussels, and a protégé of Raf Simons for whom he chipped away at Simons’ name and Calvin Klein, Blazy proceeded to work with Phoebe Philo at Celine where he covered with Lee. 

Matthieu Blazy joined Bottega Veneta in 2020 and has worked at Raf Simmons, Calvin Klein and Celine. 

Matthieu Blazy joined Bottega Veneta in 2020 and has worked at Raf Simmons, Calvin Klein and Celine. Photo: Willy Vanderperre 

He may not be utilized in the spotlight however Blazy has direct insight into the tensions of the top work. Under the cover of obscurity it offered its architects, he headed up Maison Margiela’s prepared-to-wear and high-quality line. His character was uncovered by Suzy Menkes in 2014, with the pundit announcing, “you can’t stay quiet about such ability”. 

Blazy’s accomplice, Pieter Mulier, the long-lasting right-hand man of Raf Simons and as of late selected imaginative overseer of Alaïa, is following a similar vocation direction. 

It was once standard practice for design managers to search out the starriest name they could find to fill an empty innovative chief post (and afterwards give free rein to reevaluate the house) yet organizations are progressively examining house when the opportunity arrives to start another section. 

It’s a methodology that has functioned admirably for Kering, the French global that claims various extravagance marks: Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, seemingly the world’s most powerful architect, for instance, begun their planning satchels before moving gradually up to the best position. 

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