" When I arrived at the mansion on 63rd street for the Bottega Veneta fragrance launch wearing a gorgeous grecian inspired pink jersey Bottega Veneta dress designed by Tomas Maier. I was in visual and olfactory heaven. Did I mention the waiters were beyond gorgeous, hot, tall, tan, and young....

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...

MILAN–The first thing you noticed about Tomas Maier's fall Bottega Veneta collection wasn't the Tippi Hedren-style French twists, or the the light, bright overcoats. Instead, it was the tufts of leather sticking out from the label's classic basket weave handbags. These roughed-up styles...

If you've been stuck in an airport trying to catch your passport from falling on the fountain, the last bottle of vodka from the duty-free store, and grappling your bag around the looking for unpredictable directions, consider this: Tomas Maier, the creative director of Bottega Veneta, might...

Coming off a Spring collection in cool shades of chalk, charcoal, and black, Tomas Maier's pre-fall outing for Bottega Veneta positively popped with color. There were bold, color-blocked coats and solid silk shifts in vivid primary hues. Even the more fitted sleeveless sheaths in Prince of...

Bottega Veneta began with Karolina Kurkova in a shaggy mustard coat and bouffant ‘do - a seemingly direct ode to the '60s lady - before morphing into something much more modern and original. Designer Tomas Maier made ingenious use of fabrics and textures to tweak classic silhouettes like prim...

If you haven't enjoyed the occasional deconstructed, undone intrecciato bags that Bottega Veneta has done in the past few seasons, you might want to skip a fair portion of this post. If you liked those ideas, though, Tomas Maier sure has a collection for you. Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 takes the...

The music for Bottega Veneta today featured an ominous David Lynch soundtrack, which amplified the dark, undone mood of the collection. ("Austere," the press notes called it.) Tomas Maier really had another director in mind, though—the Italian Michelangelo Antonioni, who started out in...

Bottega Veneta Book Creative director Tomas Maier, collaboratively aided by fellow designer Sam Shahid and many of today's leading fashion journalists, presents a first monograph expounding the eminent Bottega Veneta brand. Since its inception in 1966 in the Veneto region of North-eastern...

If you've taken a look through Bottega Veneta's Spring 2011 collection, you know that Tomas Maier has set the brand up to be one of the season's best sources for lime, chartreuse and all shades in between. So far, my favorite of the options available is the Bottega Veneta Vernicetta Pitone...

 

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