Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta Resort 2021 collection includes an obsessive attention to textures and materials paired with unusual, avant-garde silhouettes adding comfort and familiarity and an emphasis on homey knits.
Outerwear and separates are rendered in chunky cable knit while sweaters and skirts appear to be finely crocheted. Further interpreting knitwear, tiered halter dresses are constructed from loops of stretchy, sweater-like material.
His tailored jackets are sculptural in proportion with those full-legged pants, featuring nipped waists and a V-shaped construction in back that accentuates their shapeliness. For all the emphasis on exaggerated volumes, Lee also likes a lean, abbreviated look for women. Leggy pieces have a straightforward sexiness, seen paired lug-soled, lace-up boots giving way to a cool an youthful vibe.
Lee matched a vibrant jade pair of his voluminous new pants with a red tech mesh shirt, adding acid yellow pointy loafers and a chocolate brown bag. The electric lilac hue of an A-line shearling coat reappears on a knit skirt suit and matching cardigan in what crafting circles would call the popcorn stitch, and the bubble gum pink of patent glove leather pumps with glittery acrylic Louis heels giving way to a vibrant color palette.
Accessories expand upon Lee’s fan-favorite pouch purse with smooth leather pocketbooks and colorful, half-moon-shaped totes.