Tomas Maier has left his role as creative director of Bottega Veneta after 17 years at the helm.
The Italian brand has long been associated with subtle luxury with Maier delivering timeless pieces and using the highest level of craftsmanship. The house is due to announce his successor and François-Henri Pinault, chief executive and chairman of Kering, said in a statement:
“It’s largely due to Tomas’s high-level creative demands that Bottega Veneta became the house it is today. He put it back on the luxury scene and made it an undisputed reference. I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve.”
As well as looking after the growth of the house’s ready-to-wear and accessories, Maier was also part of the opening of the Scuola della Pelletteria Bottega Veneta, in Vicenza in 2006, which is a trade school specialising in Bottega Veneta’s signature intrecciato woven leather technique.
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