Bottega Veneta: The epitome of exquisite craftsmanship and timeless designs. I think we are all thankful Tomas Maier rescued the brand when it was near bankruptcy a decade ago. His shows are the highlight of the Milan season where both women and men gush at his artisanal craft, and dream of wearing such artwork. It seems appropriate Bottega Veneta finally published a book celebrating the quintessential of its design philosophy.
With the brand’s slogan as “When Your Own Initials Are Enough”, one can grasp the label’s creative process: it is crucial for skilled individuals to collaborate together in order to create cohesive pieces with identities all their own. There is a distinct imprint of artistry, technique and passion behind each design, all unearthing the impetus behind their quest to remain loyal to the company’s artisans who pride themselves on quality craftsmanship, timeless constructions and discreet, non-egotistical designs. Fun fact: In 2006, Bottega Veneta founded a school in Italy that trains and supports artisanal craftsmanship and mastery leatherwork. Are you intrigued yet? Put this one on your Christmas list because it is definitely a must read for the winter!