BOTTEGA VENETA APPOINTS MATTHIEU BLAZY AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Bottega Veneta today announces the appointment of Matthieu Blazy as Creative Director with immediate effect.
Born in Paris in 1984, Matthieu Blazy is a graduate of La Cambre in Brussels. He started his fashioncareer as Men’s Designer for Raf Simons, before joining Maison Martin Margiela to design the ‘Artisanal’ line and the Women’s RTW show. In 2014, he became Senior Designer at Céline, before working againwith Raf Simons at Calvin Klein from 2016 to 2019. He was appointed RTW Design Director at Bottega Veneta in 2020. A French and Belgian national, he lives between Antwerp and Milan.
Leo Rongone, CEO of Bottega Veneta, declared: “Matthieu Blazy is an extraordinarily talentedindividual, whom I am proud and excited to entrust with the creative helm of our luxury House. Bottega Veneta has always been equated with signature craftsmanship and distinctive creativity. Matthieu’sappointment will further enhance the modern relevance of our brand and accelerate our growth, while preserving the values that are at the core of Bottega Veneta.”
François-Henri Pinault, Chairman & CEO of Kering, stated: “The very solid foundations, specific codesand unique identity of Bottega Veneta enable us to nurture great ambitions for the future of this luxury House. I am confident that Matthieu Blazy’s wealth of experience and broad cultural background willallow him to bring his creative impetus to the task of carrying on the legacy of Bottega Veneta."
Matthieu Blazy will present his first collection for Bottega Veneta in February 2022.