Matthieu Blazy’s runway debut for Bottega Veneta gave us a first look at the new, #NewBottega, showcasing the power in simplicity and reinventing iconic House codes. Bags from the runway proved Blazy’s Bottega is all his own, and fans are now seeing the brand through a new lens following Daniel Lee’s departure.
There were many new handbag shapes and silhouettes shown on the runway, but one of the most interesting was clutched by models via a long, rope-like strap, and we’ve got the scoop on this brand new bag, launching later this year for Fall/Winter 2022.
Called the Kalimero, this leather bucket bag features an entirely new appoach to Bottega Veneta’s iconic Intrecciato. It is woven entirely by hand without being sewn. The Kalimero opened the Fall 2022 show, and it is central to Blazy’s foundation at the helm of the brand. It is sure to be a big push for the brand moving forward, exploring new ideals of artisanal engineering.
The Kalimero is crafted entirely of calfskin leather, and is unlined, though the bag does come with a detachable interior drawstring canvas pouch. The strap is a sliding shoulder strap with a metallic ring and knotted end so that it can be worn open or closed. Currenly available in four netural colors the Kalimero will retail for $7,500 and is available for pre-order via Bottega Veneta for a limited time only. Pre-orders will ship in August.