For decades Bottega Veneta has been known for its subtle approach to luxury. Free of logos, the only defining characteristic is their signature woven leather “Intrecciato” found on most of their leather goods. Creative director Tomas Maier focused on Bottega’s reputation of subtlety and elegance for his collections, giving us such icons as the “Cabat” tote and “Knot” clutch (of which every fashionista should own at least one). But Bottega had yet to capture the hearts of a younger generation. Upon Maier’s departure from the brand in 2018, it was unknown in which direction the brand would go. Kering appointed Daniel Lee, who formerly worked under Phoebe Philo at Celine to modernize the brand, and so he did.
Bringing the edgy minimalistic approach he learned under Phoebe Philo, Lee immediately brought Bottega Veneta to the forefront of brands to watch. Combining the house’s long standing values of construction and sophistication with his penchant for edgy details, Lee’s first design for the house, the “Pouch” clutch, became an instant success. The simple oversized frame clutch is covered in ruched calf leather and is devoid of hardware, making it an object of affection for many minimalists. Those waiting for the return of the aesthetic lost when Phoebe Philo left Celine will embrace this piece. The “Pouch”, available in both the classic (oversized and perfect for everyday use) and mini sizes are available in a number of colors and textures including smooth calf leather, crocodile, and the signature Bottega Veneta Intrecciato. Luxury Next Season is proud to be among the first to offer the “Pouch” to its customers. Please contact us for inquiries.
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