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Matthieu Blazy

Creative Director, Bottega Veneta

The former Raf Simons and Phoebe Philo deputy has been tapped to lead Kering-owned Bottega Veneta into the future.

Biography

Matthieu Blazy is the creative director of Bottega Veneta. The former Raf Simons deputy has been tasked with leading Kering-owned Bottega Veneta into its next phase of growth, following Daniel Lee ’s departure.  

Blazy was born in Paris, and graduated from La Cambre in Brussels. After internships at Nicolas Ghesquière’s Balenciaga and John Galliano , he began his fashion career as menswear designer for Raf Simons, before joining Maison Martin Margiela to design the trendsetting, secretive house's artisanal line and women’s ready-to-wear. Kanye West famously wore crystal-encrusted masks from Maison Martin Margiela during Blazy’s tenure leading the brand's anonymous design collective for his 2013-2014 "Yeezus" tour. 

In 2014, Blazy moved to Celine, where he was senior designer under Phoebe Philo , before joining forces with Raf Simons again at Calvin Klein from 2016 to 2019. 

He was appointed ready-to-wear design director at Bottega Veneta in 2020 under Daniel Lee before becoming creative director in 2021. Blazy debuted his first collection for Bottega Veneta at Milan Fashion Week in February 2022, including ladylike top-handle bags and trompe l'oeil blue jeans made out of leather.

Career

Celine

Celine

- Present

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

Education

La Cambre

La Cambre

Vital Statistics

Born
1 January 1984
Nationality

Belgium/ France

Location
Italy
Member since
2022

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