Bottega Veneta has had a notable presence among handbag lovers for years, but since Daniel Lee was appointed creative director it’s arguable that Bottega Veneta is more popular than ever. His designs are innovative and his The Pouch became one of 2019’s most sought after bags, seemingly overnight. Though some loyal fans of the brand are hesitant about his new vision and aesthetic, the numbers don’t lie. According to Vogue, reps from one major retailer said that they “can’t keep the pieces in stock”. For Spring 2020, Lee has continued to hone in on his vision, showcasing new versions of hits like The Pouch.
“Spring 2020 evolves the codes we are building at Bottega Veneta. Our focus is on process and clarity; immediate and direct.” -Daniel Lee, Creative Director.
For Spring 2020, models wore buttery leather Pouch Bags adorned with chunky chain straps in gold and silver. Other models clutched an origami-like pouch, which looks to be smaller than the current fan-favorite The Pouch. Lee’s giant version of Bottega’s iconic intrecciato weave appeared as well, in existing silhouettes such as the Casette Bag, an oversized hobo, and a thin square-shaped clutch. The collection is said to be geared towards the ‘individual’, and these unique, fun shapes are supposed to do just that—stand out from the crowd. View all of the bags below.
[Images via Bottega Veneta]