Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Bottega Veneta, the name translates to Venetian atelier, was founded by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro in 1966. The company is known for its leather-weaving technique, called intrecciato.
BV made it very big in late 70s and 80s. However, it declined in the 90s and the brand started to move away from its artisanal roots. In 2001, Bottega Veneta hired Tomas Maier as its Creative Director. He guided Bottega back to its understated elegance and once again BV is coveted by bag connoisseur all over the world.
Bottega Veneta bags are really some of the best well made bags in the world. The leather is always very supple and the way they incorporate intrecciato design into most of their bags is unique and interesting. The best way to see the quality of the bag is to touch it. But be warn that once you are hooked on BV bags, it's hard to look at other machine made bags.