Italy is notorious for having special style and fashion. Many of the most famous designers, illustrious fashion brands and trends come from Italy, and we can’t deny that the fashion sense of this little nation is definitely beyond its size.
When one speaks of this country, the concept of luxurious fashion would definitely come to mind. From their well-rounded leather goods to the most intrinsic fabrics, Italy is one of world’s best producers of everything in fashion. One brand that’s definitely Italian is Bottega Veneta.
Merging with Gucci in 2001, Bottega Veneta is prolific in releasing collections of the finest leather materials. Many people can remember this fashion name’s slogan which is “When your own initials are enough”, which pertains to the blatant way that Louis Vuitton distinguishes their goods with the letters LV. (Cited: http://www.bottegaveneta.com/experience/us/special-projects/bottega-veneta-initials/)
Now headquartered in Vicenza, Bottega Veneta is thriving well under the management of the huge French international group called Kering and their very innovative and skilled CEO, Carlo Alberto Beretta. As for its direction, Bottega Veneta uses the creative juices oozing out of Tomas Meier, who is quite established as a fashion designer leaning onto the unconventional, the risky and the popular.
Since the brand’s inception in 1966, it can be said that the company has come a very long way and managed to carve their names in the fashion industry, particularly in leather. Currently, Bottega Veneta is available in Europe, South America, Asia and North America. Worldwide reach is the brand’s core reason for expansion, and luckily enough, a plethora of clients appreciate their very intrinsic attention to detail and manufacturing. Specifically, Bottega Veneta has their own boutiques and retail outlets in numerous countries such as Spain, France, Ukraine, Japan, Guam, Korea, Bahrain, Thailand, Turkey and the Philippines.
Bottega Veneta thrives on their signature way of weaving leather, which is known as ‘intrecciato’. The craftsmanship and detail found in every Bottega Veneta item is the finest there is. The sharp look and the no-logo mantra of the company separate them from their competitors, and they know that a minimalistic approach is adored by almost everybody.
This Italian leather store produces handbags, shoes, leather goods, various apparel for men and women, and even gifts and furniture. It was in February 2005 that the brand found courage to release their first women’s collection that garnered monumental success. In June 2006, a full-blown men’s runway show was publicly viewed and adored by millions of fashion addicts from all over the planet.
Some of the most memorable collections and collaborations that have cemented Bottega Veneta’s name as a respected leather-producing brand include Phillip-Lorca di Corcia for Fall in 2005, Lord Snowdown in Fall 2006, well-celebrated fashion icon Annie Leibovitz for Fall in 2007, Larry Sultan doing Spring in 2009, Nan Goldin for Spring the year after and just recently, with Alex Prager for Spring in 2011.
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