Tomas Maier Departs Bottega Veneta after 17 Years
Kering has announced the creative director of Bottega Veneta, Tomas Maier, will depart the role he had held for 17 years.
"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," said François-Henri Pinault, chief executive and chairman of Kering. "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."
In 2001, the designer was appointed creative director of Bottega Veneta, a Kering-owned, Italian fashion house best known for leather goods produced with an artisanal weaving process called intrecciato. Under Maier’s lead, Bottega Veneta passed $1 billion in sales in 2012, becoming Kering’s second-largest luxury label after Gucci and its fastest-growing.
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