BV - Art of Collaboration

We are excited to be the first site online to bring our readers a look at the Bottega Veneta The Art of Collaboration video for Fall 2009. Shot in New York this past March, the video was taken during the Fall 2009 photo shoot, captured by famed photographer Steven Meisel. Staying true to the Bottega Veneta brand image, the photos convey wit, intelligence, and beauty. The backdrop was bare and rugged, showing an unconventional glamour in which the models took center stage while showcasing the subdued palette of muted browns and creams splashed with luscious shades of grape, bramble, and lilac from the fall line.

Bottega Veneta Art of Collaboration Bottega Veneta The Art of Collaboration

The video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the day Meisel collaborated with Bottega Veneta. Tomas Maier, Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, shares which deciding factors led to choosing Meisel for this collaboration. Namely, he chose Meisel for his precise, controlled and flawless photos and his inspiration from culture, lights, and lines. Maier said of Meisel,

I admire the intelligence that he brings to fashion, he approaches clothes with an understanding of the women who wear them and an awareness of the cultural context in which fashion exists.

The art of fashion photography is precise but also requires the photographer to have an eye for individuality and personal style, which Steven Meisel conveys magnificently. By default, PurseBlog also approves of Steven’s work, for he is a Nikon shooter!

BV Grape Chantilly Karung Bag - $5,500   BV Cocco Glace Bag - $26,500

Since assuming the helm of Bottega Veneta in 2001, Tomas Maier has expanded the brand beautifully. While the global expansion is evident, Maier focuses on organic growth and keeps the brand aesthetically and philosophically consistent. Each season graciously evolves to the next, while the quality and timelessness always remain key aspects. The collection for Fall 2009 is soft, romantic, and at times eccentric, yet Maier knows how to pull everything together for the final product to be elegant and controlled. The line is spectacular, showcasing a romanticism that is both powerful and riveting.

The models in this video are seen in key pieces for fall; including the magnificent Grape Cocco Glace Bag ($26,500), Grape Intrecciato Chantilly Karung Bag ($5,500), Lilac Gold Dust San Marco Karung Bag ($3,600), and the BV Nero Waxed Python Shopper ($4,650). You can view all pieces the models wore in the video at The Art of Collaboration website.

BV Lilac San Marco Karung Bag - $3,600   BV Nero Waxed Python Shopper - $4,650

To view the video and find out more information visit Bottega Veneta’s Art of Collaboration website!

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Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • Sara

    Those bags are amazing!!!

  • Liz G.

    I agree!! I love that Nero Waxed Python Shopper !!!

  • bryanboy


    bottega veneta bags are amazing!

  • Georgina

    oh, how cute they are. aawwwww

  • Claudia

    I m really in love with this collection…i want one.

  • The set up for that shoot appeared so simple, but it works so magnificently with the models! Love it

  • zaali

    I love the use of lilac colors and the purple shades for Fall 2009 in the all accessories…

  • Jen

    Looks like it is going to be an amazing fall season! Loving the collection!

  • Kellybag

    Stunning and just so elegant! The clothing is amazing.

  • Ruth

    Gorgeous; creative; classic…perfection!

  • kroquet

    Stunning bags! The A/W season proves to be outstanding!!!

  • Carressa

    Stunning! Loving the Liliac San Marco Karung bag <3

  • mistikat

    Love this. Please, please, please BV, open a freestanding store in Canada (preferably Toronto!!!) We are seriously BV deprived here.

  • Meg

    These bags are amazing, the colors are beautiful and perfect for fall. I agree with mistikat Please open a freestanding store in Canada !

  • otter

    Drooooooool. Love the lilac and purple bags.

  • mistikat

    Wanted to add that I love that they used Bill Withers’ music in this. Loved the video. Thanks for highlighting!

  • Kendra

    Wow, just wow. I’m so in love with all of these. I wish I could buy one. Someday. (fb)