Bottega Veneta Second Hand
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The Venetian atelier aspires to high-grade handicraft and quality. The traditional fashion house is primarily known for its workmanship of handcrafted leather accessories. The unique leather weaving techniques used serve as a trademark of the house, which make the products unmistakable.
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The luxury Italian label Bottega Veneta was set up by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro in 1966. The master Italian leather goods craftsmen opened the company as a small workshop for themselves to produce leather goods in Vicenza. The name Bottega Veneta means “Venetian Atelier” and harks back to the roots of the family-run company.
From the beginning, the designers specialise in high-quality, handcrafted leather goods, although in due course the portfolio is extended to Prêt-à-porter for him and for her, furniture and jewels. The unique Intercciato weaving technique serves as a trademark of the company, which was developed in the 1960’s in the company’s own atelier and has stood since then as the perfect example of high-quality handicraft, the best material and contemporary functionality.
In the 1970’s, Bottega Veneta conquers the USA, partly thanks to the exiled Italian communities living in the USA, and goes on to conquer the world of international jet-setting. Andy Warhol, himself an avid fan of the brand, shoots a short film for the company in the 1980’s. Further artists follow - well known artists such as Nan Goldin, Annie Leibovitz and Philip-Lorca di Corcia contribute to the success of the company.
Following the take-over by the Gucci-Group, star designer Tom Ford recruits the German fashion designer Tomas Meier as creative director. Maier, who had previously worked for Hermès and Sonia Rykiel and is considered today one of the most important German fashion designers, studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, where Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld also learned their trade.
Bottega Veneta today
The employment of Tomas Maier at Bottega Veneta prompts a paradigm shift in the world of fashion. The exceptional quality of the exclusively handmade products, as well as Maier’s philosophy of discreet design make for an extraordinary symbiosis. The new creative director reflects on the modest-elegant roots of Bottega Veneta - he refuses to use any kind of external visible logo. Following the dogma “nothing is more complicated then simplicity,” his designs are captivating in a fusion of tranquillity and creativity. The individual identifiability of his designs finds its roots in the clear principle of timeless aesthetics and structure, and make Maier one of the best designers of our time. For him, there is a system to creativity: At the beginning of a collection, the colours are primarily of concern. These define the material, and the material defines the cut. In doing so the colours are newly constructed for each collection and are never the same.
Things to know
In order to continue to be able to pass down their handicraft skills, the fashion house sets up the Scuola della Pelletteria in 2006 - a school for leather craftsmanship. Here great importance is also placed on the company’s interpretation of aesthetics: The handmade leather goods have clean lines, high-quality workmanship and muted colours. The fine details are emphasised in the premium collections. Bottega Veneta remains the cult-label for a discreet kind of luxury.