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...

"Any woman planning to visit a resort at the same time that resort collections hit stores would be wise to check out Tomas Maier's selection for Bottega Veneta There are trunks-worth of elegant, escapist clothes: silky T-shirts in primitive stripes paired with pajama-style pants, lightweight...

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...

Joseph Altuzarra, Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier, and Nina Ricci's Peter Copping took silk tassels in a glam direction; their slinky looks shook with each step down the runway. And speaking of glitz, how about those metallic tinsel-covered numbers from Versace? We'll be seeing those on a red...

Dec 31, 2010 Good Reads Profile: Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier Tomas Maier, the head designer of the Italian fashion label Bottega Veneta, is one of those people who wants to erase every fault in their range of sight. Maier, who grew up in the Black Forest in Germany, is fifty-three, and he...

"There will be a very strong representation of home but that doesn't mean that Melrose won't have a very edited group of bags that work with the whole idea, or that coat or typical Bottega dress as well," Bottega creative director Tomas Maier explains to WWD. Take a peek at Bottega Veneta...

I am very, very sad to announce that I am not loving Bottega Veneta right now. Maier has not been producing the same genius he was a few seasons back. While this collection was hardly bad, it didn't include the innovative silhouettes, the to-die-for luxury staples, and the perfectly unassuming...

While I was reading about the gorgeous new Bottega Veneta Suite at the Park Hyatt Chicago (above) yesterday, I got to dreaming about what it would be like to stay in a room like that. Anyone who's ever picked up one of the Italian brand's luxurious handbags knows exactly how luscious and soft...

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...

 

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