Archives for posts with tag: Bottega Veneta

Tomas Maier, fashion film, Christian Weber, Viaggio Notturno, Night Journey, Bottega Veneta, Cabat bag, Marco Polo, www.bottegaveneta.com, Setai Hotel, New York City, Balmorhea, Patricia van der Vliet, Terron Wood

Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier’s initiative to foster dynamic brand collaborations with contemporary artists through his The Art Of Collaboration series has recently expanded into new territory with his first fashion film, directed by Christian Weber. The short titled Viaggio Notturno (Night Journey) showcases Bottega Veneta’s signature luxury leather pieces including its woven leather Cabat bag, Marco Polo hard-case luggage, and a variety of other accessories. It is a mysterious and melancholy glimpse into the anonymous beauty of luxury travel with all of the powerful tension, seduction, and dark romance of film-noir. Discover how to travel well as well as explore other special projects in the world of Bottega Veneta at: www.bottegaveneta.com

Soft Luxury, Hard Luxury, Louis Vuitton, Place Vendôme, Versace, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Hermés, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren

A dynamic trend in the luxury world is rapidly accelerating as, more ‘soft luxury’ brands are expanding their interests in ‘hard luxury’… also known as fine jewellery. Louis Vuitton opened their first standalone jewellery boutique at 23 Place Vendôme just last week (with New York, London and Hong Kong possibly in sight), following Versace’s launch of it’s first high jewellery collection. Of course Gucci, Dior, and Chanel were the first to capture the opportunity in this space years ago and Hermés, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren were quick to follow suit in offering fine jewellery collections of their own. Now it seems 2 distinct categories are emerging: the burgeoning fashion branded fine jewellery and the already established heritage fine jewellery names. Both categories have big plans to build a presence in China, where analysts predict fertile market potential for all parties involved.

Above is the new and incredibly inspired Louis Vuitton collection called ‘Escale á Paris’. It not only commemorates the opening at Place Vendôme, but also plays perfectly into the story of the journey. The designs literally guide one through the glorious city of light, paying homage to the streets, boulevards and other architectural motifs and monuments of Paris – and of course it sparkles like it never has before. The video below shares a glimpse of the creative process, precision and craft behind the beauty that is ‘Escale á Paris’.

Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta, Annie Leibovitz, Alex Prager, Steven Meisel, The Art Of Collaboration, Erwin Olaf

Telling a good story is crucial for any brand and Tomas Maier, creative director of Bottega Veneta, has been telling some great ones. The stories are not about a bag, but the people who carry them, as seen through a rotating roster of very well known and emerging contemporary photographers. With a new collection, comes a new collaboration with a photographer who contributes his or her own individual aesthetic and narrative. Above is a selection of BeautifulCurious favorites over the years, featuring Annie Leibovitz, Alex Prager, and Steven Meisel. Tomas Maier elaborates on each of the extraordinary collaborations, which are posted on facebook and the Bottega Veneta website in a video series called The Art Of Collaboration. Below is but a glimpse of what promises to be a provocative, hyper-color fall campaign shot by the great Erwin Olaf…

Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta, The Art Of Collaboration, Erwin Olaf

Keepin’ it Surreal, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Viktor & Rolf, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Steven Meisel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Tim Burton, Salvador Dalí, Laura Kampman, Vogue Italia, February 2012

In a surreal twist for spring, Steven Meisel recently tapped into the playground of Elsa Schiaparelli, Salvador Dalí, and possibly even Tim Burton with a dark, haunting beauty that is both ethereal and unyielding. Through the black and white, blurred, and cinematic narrative, he has crafted a tale unlike the usual editorial – something we might expect from this man who boldly blends fashion with cultural and political commentary. Thanks for Keepin’ it Surreal, Steven.

Chris Nicholls, Givenchy, Emilio Pucci, Bottega Veneta, Chivalry, Medieval, Joan of Arc, Emily Fox, Finlay Moore and Dani, Flare, Your Majesty

A little chivalry never hurt anyone, but these noble ladies appear to be very much in touch with their inner Joan of Arc. In this editorial for the December 2011 issue of Flare, photographer Chris Nicholls has armed them in Givenchy, Pucci, and Bottega Veneta, among others. Long may they reign.

www.chrisnichollsphotography.com