Tomas Maier departs Bottega Veneta after 17 years
Having joined Bottega Veneta in 2001 (succeeding Tom Ford), after 17 years, Tomas Maier has parted ways with the brand. While the group did not reveal the reason behind his departure, in a statement released by the CEO of Kering, François-Henri Pinault, he says "It's largely due to Tomas' 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. With his creative vision, he magnificently showcased the expertise of the House's artisans. 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." The 61-year-old designer is currently still designing under his eponymous label, and has recently collaborated with Uniqlo to launch its first Resort 2018 collection.
Who will be taking over his place at the Italian fashion house? Stay tuned for more updates.