15 posts tagged "Tomas Maier"
Furthering his long-standing penchant for artist collaborations (cue everyone from Erwin Olaf to Nan Goldin), Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier has tapped Nancy Lorenz to create her third project for the brand—a series of decorative boxes that will be displayed at next week’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Entitled Skies and Beyond, the twenty-five-edition capsule is comprised entirely of one-offs—eccentric objets d’art rendered in blackened silver, palladium, and moon gold leaf. Lorenz is heralded for blending postwar abstractionism with the craftsmanship inherent in Asian art. She spent five years in Tokyo, where she learned to use industrial elements like lacquer in painterly ways. “I appreciate her refined technique, textural work, and overall artistic sensibility,” said Maier. The boxes capture an intersection of East and West—pewter grooves on one mirror hearken back to the raked sand in bonsai gardens, while the scratched mother-of-pearl on another invokes centuries-old Italian marble.
Skies and Beyond will be available for purchase through skiesandbeyond.bottegaveneta.com starting tomorrow. Each piece is priced at €5,000, or $6428.50 at the current exchange.
Fringe has circled in and out of fashion since at least the Great Gatsby era, and the shaggy stuff materialized once again at some of Spring’s most memorable shows. Joseph Altuzarra, Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier, and Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping took silk tassels in a glam direction; their slinky looks shook with each step down the runway. And speaking of glitz, how about those metallic tinsel-covered numbers from Versace? We’ll be seeing those on a red carpet sooner rather than later. The Rodarte girls went rock star, whipping up Claude Montana-esque leather biker jackets that are sure to be popular with the street-style crowd, while Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane created a crocheted leather duster-length cape that complemented the covenlike look of the overall collection.
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Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier has made a policy of hiring artists to shoot the label’s ad campaigns. His previous collaborators have included Nan Goldin, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and Tina Barney. For BV’s new Resort lineup, he turned to Collier Schorr, an artist best known for portraits of adolescents that merge realism and fantasy. “I’m drawn to the immediacy of [her] images…the fearless dynamic between artist and subject,” Maier says in the video we’re debuting exclusively here. “The campaign and the collection are about surface and what’s beneath, about the layers that create a look and an identity.” For more of the designer’s impressions on Schorr and the collection, watch the clip.
Maybe it’s the upcoming Summer Olympic Games—the opening ceremony is July 27 in London—but track pants have really taken off. No, not the ones with logos written across the bum or those stretched-out old standbys you wear on the couch at home. We’re talking about tailored sweats that simply need a pair of heels to go from day to night. At Bottega Veneta‘s recent Resort presentation, Tomas Maier showed color-blocked tracksuits as weekend wear, while Neil Barrett and Chloé‘s Clare Waight Keller featured tapered versions with elastic at the ankles for Fall. Style.com’s own Marina Larroude was snapped test-driving a pair during Milan fashion week. Her take on the comfy-chic trend? “I love how you can dress them up with a silk shirt and dress them down with a tank or sneakers.”
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Beach weather is on the way. Tomas Maier—he of the eponymous swim label, as well as creative director of Bottega Veneta—is at the ready. In time for the season, Maier has relaunched the Web shop of his Miami-based label with new and expanded offerings: the new Spring ’12 TM collection, online now, and for the first time, the mix of curated and often exclusive Maier and third-party products previously only available in his Miami, Palm Beach, and Hamptons stores. They include all of Maier’s men’s shirting, women’s shirtdresses, mohair blankets, and hand-woven Sardinian bags, as well as jewelry, sandals, and candles and scents by Diptyque, Ciré Trudon, and Serge Lutens. “I decided to offer the entire store experience to my clients,” Maier told Style.com, “as our stores are not located in typical shopping destinations.” Not for long. Maier revealed that he’s hoping to open a store in Manhattan this fall.