Tomas Maier is making his Madison Avenue debut! Of course he already boasts a sweet spot for his Italian luxury Bottega Veneta brand, but this new line is so refreshingly under the radar, you won't even see an ad campaign about it. In the same building where the German creative has his...

One of the first things Tomas Maier did when he arrived at Bottega Veneta in 2001 was reinstitute the brand's slogan from the 1970s, "When Your Own Initials Are Enough." In the 11 years since, he's turned around a company that was very near bankruptcy. Today, his runway shows are one of the...

The same goes for Maier's accessories are as strong as ever. The bags come big or small, in a mix of leather and rope, or treated so that when it's crunched, the shape stays. Squishing the side of a brown tote, he says, "If something's not worn in, it doesn't look like it belongs to the...

Bottega Veneta is impressive in a lot of ways--materials, construction, longevity--but perhaps most impressive is the brand's refusal to float along with the trends of the moment. At Bottega, creative director Tomas Maier instead uses brand signatures, woven intrecciato leather and beyond, to...

In the position going forward will be Daniel Lee, a 32-year-old Central Saint Martens alum who worked at brands like Balenciaga and Maison Margiela before becoming director of ready-to-wear at Céline in 2012, under the leadership of Phoebe Philo. It makes sense for Bottega Veneta to look to...

One change that I sort of forgot about was the change that happened this past summer over at Bottega Veneta. Former creative director Tomas Maier was replaced by young designer Daniel Lee, formerly of Céline during its infamous Phoebe Philo-era. It was inevitable that change was ahead for...

About a year ago it was announced that longtime Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier would be replaced by young designer Daniel Lee, an alum of Balenciaga, Maison Margiela, and most notably as director of RTW at Celine under the direction of Phoebe Philo. The move was not entirely...

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This week, Kering announced that Tomas Maier, who has been creative director of Bottega Veneta since 2001, is leaving the Italian brand. Tomas Maier with Lauren Hutton The reason? Kering has been dissatisfied for quite some time as Bottega Veneta's sales have struggled and younger...

This week brings us a Bottega Veneta's Resort 2012 Collection that is quite literally bursting with an array of bright warm-weather colors. Bottega Veneta Resort 2012 Collection Designer Tomas Maier's Resort Wear vision seems to include a bevy of floaty, fruit-flavored dresses, textured...

 

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