Bottega Veneta has appointed Daniel Lee its new creative director. He succeeds Tomas Maier, who stepped down on Wednesday after 17 years

Lee, who was most recently director of ready-to-wear at Céline, begins in the position on July 1.

“Daniel Lee has a deep understanding of the house’s current challenges, both in terms of creation and development,” said Bottega Veneta’s chief executive Claus Dietrich Lahrs.

“He will bring to Bottega Veneta new and distinctive creative language that will continue building the house’s success based on the ambitious foundations already developed over recent years.”

“The singularity of [Lee’s] vision, inspired by a very personal creative approach, convinced me that he was best able to open a new chapter in the history of the House. His work is characterised by great rigour, a mastery of studio expertise, a true passion for materials and an energy that I cannot wait to see take shape at Bottega Veneta,” added François-Henri Pinault, chief executive and chairman of Kering.