A New Celine Is Here & It's Called Bottega Veneta

The June announcement that Daniel Lee, Céline\'s former director of ready-to-wear, would succeed Tomas Maier at the helm of Bottega Veneta sent quiet vibrations, not shockwaves, through the industry. It didn\'t change our minds about Bottega, the unemotional fashion house that prides itself as an embodiment of the convivial spirit of Italy. And it shouldn\'t have: Lee is the second lesser-known designer to be appointed to a top position at a Kering-owned brand, behind Alessandro Michele at Gucci.But, as his premiere collection that debuted in Milan this week proved, the British designer possesses a preternatural talent for clothes. And it looks like his pre-fall 2019 offering will fill the space left by his previous boss Phoebe Philo when she left Céline this year – and it caters to those upset by the new vision of the French fashion house by its newly appointed creative and artistic director Hedi Slimane.In other words: Lee\'s first collection isn\'t just good, it\'s great. And it celeb