Nude Resort – Kasia Struss gets tapped for the resort 2012 campaign from Bottega Veneta. A label known for using nontraditional campaign photographers, Bottega chooses Brazilian born photographer Mona Kuhn who is known for her images of nudists–an appropriate choice for the season’s lingerie inspired designs. Kasia is joined by male model Matthias Bergh in the sun-drenched images. / Art direction by Doug Lloyd
Bottega’s Elegant Spring – Bottega Veneta continued a tradition of a vivid color palette and elegant silhouettes for its spring 2012 collection presented earlier today in Milan. Creative director Tomas Maier made the new season a story of lines and fluid shapes with impressive draping of silk, chiffon and cotton organza. As for texture, the Bottega Veneta woman wore abstract prints and raised patterns, giving the illusion of depth. Spring’s handbags took on leather, python, ostrich and crocodile treatments, adding to the luxurious showing.
The Scent – To celebrate the launch of their first women’s fragrance, Bottega Veneta enlisted the help of photographer/director Chris Weber and art director Tomas Maier to create this short film exploring the scent’s olfactory sensation. With notes of bergamot, pink pepper, jasmine, patchouli and oak moss, the scent is evocative of private luxury amidst the hills of Italy’s Veneto region.
Creative Director Tomas Maier called the fall 2011 collection from Bottega Veneta a mix of control and passion, and when looking at Veneta’s elegant protagonist there is definite pull between classic austerity and modern creativity. Experimenting with silhouettes, sharp lines and embellished fabrics of lace, wools and waxen leather came together for a story of flawless technique.