Bottega Veneta Sunglasses
The name refers to the handmade craftsmanship from the Veneto region of Italy. It was established in 1966 by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro. Producing high quality leather goods, the artisans and the intrecciato supreme leather-weaving technique is now a signature. became famous for its quality and discreet approach to branding, in the 1970s the brand began advertising with the tag line “When your own initials are enough”. The 1980s saw the business flourish with celebrities such as Andy Warhol shopping in the New York boutique, adding to the brand reaching global success.
The 1990s saw the company reach financially hard times, the brands understated ethos was abandoned, with the brand becoming more trend driven, with in your face branding. Acquired by the Gucci group in 2001, creative director Tomas Maier helped the brand to return back to its original identity. The clever Tomas Maier removed visible logos and once again high-lighted what once made the brand highly recognisable, the intrecciato weave.
The sunglasses collection presents extravagantly beautiful eyewear which are as unusual as they are irresistible. For those with a discerning taste in fashion, all frames are characterised by fine craftsmanship, superior materials and distinctive designs. For understated chic, these sunglasses are beautifully luxurious and make a subtle style statement.