Bottega Veneta started out by producing leather goods with the help of traditional craftsmen. Established in 1966, in Vicenza, Italy the brand is now selling its famous handbags and leather accessories, but also men and women ready-to-wear items, footwear, luggage, furniture, eyewear and fine jewellery that express perfectly the core of the label: discretion and quality. Bottega Veneta’s motto, When your own initials are enough, expresses the brand’s desire to offer immediately recognisable products due to their high quality standards, discrete and elegant design. The house’s signature intrecciato woven leather bags are still the centre of interest for customer who are looking for an iconic bag. As a sign of recognition of the importance that artisans have to luxury fashion, Bottega Veneta opened a school to train and support the future generation of leather craftsmen. The ready-to-wear collections are the perfect materialisation of the brand’s concept regarding elegance, classic beauty and comfort. Actually, grace and elegance dominated the runways for the latest Bottega Veneta collections envisioned by creative director Tomas Maier who was inspired by ballet and dance in general. The Bottega Veneta Brand Profile reveals that the brand is now part of the Kering Group.