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.
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.