Creating new products without rejecting tried-and-tested classics. That is the task that Bottega Veneta’s new creative director Daniel Lee set himself upon taking over from Tomas Maier in summer 2018. And he has certainly succeeded with his designs for two new Bottega Veneta bags.
Bottega Veneta’s trademark, the typical Intrecciato pattern of woven calf leather, is of course a must. Thin, double-sided leather strips, the so-called fettuce, are interwoven by hand – very detailed work. The result is a bag that looks just as beautiful on the inside as on the outside.
Im Stil der Marke: Maxi CabatIn the style of the brand: Maxi Cabat
The woven Intrecciato pattern was developed in 2001 for the legendary Cabat bag. Lee has revived and reinterpreted its legacy with the new Maxi Cabat. The Maxi Cabat is made using four-centimetre-wide strips of leather. The employees in the studio need 20 strips of nappa leather and about two working days to produce a single bag.
Oversize clutch: The Pouch
The Pouch is the second bag to be designed by Lee. This oversize clutch wins women over with its gentle leather folds that surround the bag’s solid frame. The result is a soft, bulky shape. Needless to say, the clutch is also available in a woven Intrecciato version.