This season, the Bottega Veneta woman embodies a film noir heroine. From her strangled waist outfits, her rounded hips and her forward-leaning chest emphasized by square shoulders, to her hairstyle, a resurrection of a neat and mysterious banana bun, she is devilishly seductive, but never common. Accessories are also part of the show: this season the Shine On handbag and the Lauren clutch are available in slightly metallic hues. A 40's chic and elegant spirit that we cannot wait to own.
Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro founded Bottega Veneta in 1966. At the time, the artisan leather goods brand became renowned for Intrecciato, a technique developed in the House’s Venetian workshops, which consisted of braiding skin strips to strengthen the leather. The label quickly met success and international jet set became loyal customers. However, in the late 80s, the brand declined with the arrival of a new management team that launched the logo bag "BV". In 2001, Tom Ford, who then managed the Gucci Group, which had just bought the label, called on Tomas Maier. The German designer went back to basics, focusing on the expertise and on the quality of Vincenza's House accessories. In February 2005, the brand presented its first women's ready-to-wear collection, followed by a men’s ready-to-wear line in 2006. Since then, the label has also expanded its business with jewelry and interior design.
Tomas Maier was born in Pforzheim, Germany, in April 1975. He moved to Paris, where he took classes at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, before joining the teams of several major fashion Houses such as Sonia Rykiel, Revillon, Guy Laroche and Hermes where he worked for nine years. In 1997, the fashion designer founded his eponymous brand before moving to the United States two years later. In 2013, Kering, now owner of Bottega Veneta, also invested in his personal label.