Kering Group is playing its part in combating the Covid-19 pandemic in France.

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Founded in 1963 by François Pinault, Kering S.A. is a French multinational corporation and conglomerate headquartered in Paris, France. Its portfolio includes luxury brands specialized in the design, the making and the sale of fine products, especially in the fashion, leather-goods, shoes, watches and jewelry sectors: Gucci (fashion), Yves Saint Laurent (fashion), Boucheron (jewels and watches), Bottega Veneta (fashion, leathergoods), Balenciaga (fashion), Girard-Perregaux (watches), Alexander McQueen (fashion), Pomellato (jewels), Ulysse Nardin (watches), a.o..

The Kering Foundation is committed to defending women’s dignity and rights by combating violence against women and promoting women’s empowerment. Since 2009, the Foundation initiated 47 partnerships with NGOs and supported many social projects oriented towards women’s rights. Many of ‘their’ brands have their own philanthropic projects with the support of the Kering Foundation.

Now the Kering Group is playing its part in combating the Covid-19 pandemic in France. In the days ahead, Kering will provide the French health service with 3 million surgical masks, which the Group will purchase and import from China.

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Meanwhile, the French workshops of Kering’s Houses Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent are preparing to manufacture masks while complying with the strictest health protection measures for their staff members, with production getting underway as soon as the manufacturing process and materials have been approved by the relevant authorities.

With a view to providing a lasting response to the current pandemic, Kering has made a financial donation to the French Institut Pasteur to support its research into Covid-19. On March 11 in Italy, Kering and its Houses made donations to the four major foundation hospitals in Lombardy, Veneto, Tuscany and Lazio.

More recently, Gucci responded to a call to fashion companies from the Regione Toscana for surgical masks and medical overalls, and could be able to donate 1.100.000 surgical masks and 55.000 medical overalls in the coming weeks, subject to relevant authorizations.

On January 28 in China, Kering and its Houses announced a donation to the Hubei Red Cross Foundation to help fight the spread of the virus.

 

 

 

Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2019 Collection Takes The Italian Brand in a New Direction

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The decision-makers at Bottega Veneta tapped photographer Tyrone Lebon for their autumn/winter 2019-2020 men’s and women’s campaign, which just oozes with glamour and class.

Backed by a striking gold-coloured sports car suspended in the air, featuring pieces from the Fall 2019 collection, Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director Daniel Lee steers the Italian fashion house in a fresh direction, all while keeping the brand codes with a modern, clean, and sophisticated style. Exploring the contrast between man and machine, everything from the campaign exudes lavish glamour and status.

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Expect to see clean silhouettes with a touch of modernity throughout the collection. From gold statement jewellery and textured coats with a metallic finish, to ribbed high-neck tops for men. We can’t wait to see what more this amazing direction will bring for the brand.

Shot by Tyrone Lebon against the clear blue skies of Joshua Tree, California, Daniel Lee has given the label a complete makeover – one that we are definitely on board for. Amidst a plain, sun-bleached concrete basin, an endless blue sky and far-reaching horizons, the campaign has a warm and sensual vibe, teasing at endless possibilities.

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A head-turning gold-coloured supercar suspended upside down in the air sets off the graphic silhouettes of the new collection. When power is subverted like that, it’s possible to discover a fresh point of view and see things from a different angle when it comes to looking at the traditional status of luxury itself. And by referencing post-modern symbols of prestige and glamour in the campaign, the brand that was founded in 1966 in Vicenza, Veneto is exploring the raw contrast of man versus machine.

Strength, sensuality, being in the moment. Bottega Veneta is about defining a point of view, a new way of seeing subtle individuality, and then subverting that status.

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The British designer, however, is staying true to the house’s modern and chic signature designs. Complementing the scenery, the autumn collection is clear-cut, pure and refined, and it includes gold statement jewellery and textured coats with a metallic finish.

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This is Lee’s first full collection for the Italian fashion house since he was named its Creative Director last June.

Come into the beautiful world of Bottega Veneta.

 

 

 

 

Bottega Veneta Illusione

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The story of Italian leather goods & fashion house Bottega Veneta (Venetian studio) begins in 1966 in the Italian city of Vicenza. Deep rooted in the tradition of Italian leather goods making, the house was founded by two Italian artisans, and it is known for its exceptional leather accessories. From the very beginning, it is rooted in the principles of extraordinary craftsmanship, innovative design, modern functionality and the highest requirements for material quality.

When it comes to the ultimate luxury, Bottega Veneta establishes a new territory of wellness and sensoriality with the new fragrant duo Bottega Veneta Illusione that arrives on the market in the summer of 2019.

A new duo of fragrances for women and men which captures the sensuality, serenity and limitless possibilities of a moment suspended between dream and reality. To encapsulate the sensual elegance and fleeting fantasy of Illusione, Bottega Veneta worked with art director Fabien Baron, who played with perception and the line between daydream and reality.

Bottega Veneta Illusione for Her

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A suspended moment between dream and reality.

Illusione for Her is announced as a feminine, floral, herbal and woody scent. Aromatic notes of bergamot and black currant are combined with orange blossom and refreshed with green fig leaves for a Mediterranean feel. The composition is rounded with olive tree and tonka in a slightly balsamic drydown.

 

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Bottega Veneta Illusione for Her will be available as 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum.

 

Bottega Veneta Illusione for Men

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A suspended moment between dream and reality.

Illusione for Men is a new fragrance for him, which represents a suspended moment between dreams and reality. This woody, citrusy and aromatic perfume combines sparkling notes of Italian citrus such as lemon and bitter orange with fir resin and white cedar for ‘resinous masculinity’. At the base, there are potent and energetic notes of vetiver and sensual tonka.

 

 

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Bottega Veneta Illusione for Her will be available as 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette.

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The Illusione flacons are made out of weighted glass and textured caps. This light and hazy shading bottles, combines square-shaped architectural lines with a beautiful organic shape in the bottle base reminding a water drop. A timeless and sensual design.

Come into the beautiful world of Bottega Veneta.

 

 

 

 

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano XIV Melagrana

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Discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship – Bottega Veneta has established a new standard of luxury. Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano is an ultra-luxury and exclusive collection of 15 fragrances inspired by an olfactive journey through a Palladian Garden, in Italy.

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The Parco Palladiano Collection goes to the very heart of Bottega Veneta, and its deep roots among the traditions and beauty of the Veneto region, where Bottega Veneta was founded in 1966. The Veneto is the natural home for some of the world’s greatest artisans and craftspeople, with techniques passed between generations for centuries. It is an area where the timeless designs of the human hand sit in perfect harmony with the nature all around. Conceived and overseen by Creative Director Tomas Maier, each scent of the Parco Palladiano Collection is an ‘olfactory trompe l’oeil’, capturing different moments and experiences in a Palladian garden.

Created by Sidonie Lancesseur, Parco Palladiano XIV Melagrana is a fresh and radiant fragrance, inspired by a spring walk in the Palladian Garden where one can witness the rebirth of flowers and fruits. The unisex scent recalls the vibrancy of ripe pomegranate, tempered with the pure sunlight of early morning. With a delicately pale pink juice, the luminous fragrance combines mandarin with blackcurrant buds, anchored by an intense and resinous cedarwood base.

The glass bottle and silver cap are elegantly embossed with the intrecciato pattern and expertly hand-finished.

Each bottle of Parco Palladiano reflects the traditions of Bottega Veneta and the Veneto region, with the house’s iconic intrecciato. The flacon itself is inspired by classic Venetian glasswork, an aesthetic that defines the Bottega Veneta fragrance house.

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the wonderful world of Bottega Veneta.

 

 

 

 

 

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano XIII Quadrifoglio

 

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Discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship – Bottega Veneta has established a new standard of luxury. Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano is an ultra-luxury and exclusive collection of 15 fragrances inspired by an olfactive journey through a Palladian Garden, in Italy.

Bottega Veneta Discretion, quality, and craftsmanship – a new standard of luxury since 1966

The Parco Palladiano Collection goes to the very heart of Bottega Veneta, and its deep roots among the traditions and beauty of the Veneto region, where Bottega Veneta was founded in 1966. The Veneto is the natural home for some of the world’s greatest artisans and craftspeople, with techniques passed between generations for centuries. It is an area where the timeless designs of the human hand sit in perfect harmony with the nature all around. Conceived and overseen by Creative Director Tomas Maier, each scent of the Parco Palladiano Collection is an ‘olfactory trompe l’oeil’, capturing different moments and experiences in a Palladian garden.

Created by Aurelien Guichard, Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano XIII Quadrifoglio is a fresh and luminous fragrance that captures the daily renewal of herbs in the Palladian Garden during the unique, suspended period when dawn meets day. Evoking the invigorating breeze of citrus and the vegetal texture of basil leaves, the unisex fragrance is subtle yet powerful, with sensual undertones. The pale green juice captures the light, in a perfect reflection: a weightless yet enveloping blend of basil, white bergamot, and incense creating a bright radiance on top, lighting up the vegetal texture of fresh aromatic leaves.

The glass bottle and silver cap are elegantly embossed with the intrecciato pattern and expertly hand-finished.

Each bottle of Parco Palladiano reflects the traditions of Bottega Veneta and the Veneto region, with the house’s iconic intrecciato. The flacon itself is inspired by classic Venetian glasswork, an aesthetic that defines the Bottega Veneta fragrance house.

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the wonderful world of Bottega Veneta.

 

 

 

 

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano V Lauro

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Discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship – Bottega Veneta has established a new standard of luxury. Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano is an ultra-luxury and exclusive collection of 15 fragrances inspired by an olfactive journey through a Palladian Garden, in Italy.

The Parco Palladiano Collection goes to the very heart of Bottega Veneta, and its deep roots among the traditions and beauty of the Veneto region, where Bottega Veneta was founded in 1966. The Veneto is the natural home for some of the world’s greatest artisans and craftspeople, with techniques passed between generations for centuries. It is an area where the timeless designs of the human hand sit in perfect harmony with the nature all around. Conceived and overseen by Creative Director Tomas Maier, each scent of the Parco Palladiano Collection is an ‘olfactory trompe l’oeil’, capturing different moments and experiences in a Palladian garden.

Conjures up a walk towards the aromatic herb gardens near a villa, the tree path provides brief shadow and adds to the scent of this perfect mid-afternoon moment.

Created by Daniela Roche Andrier, Parco Palladiano V Lauro conjures up a walk towards the aromatic herb gardens near a villa. The tree path provides brief shadow and adds to the scent of this perfect mid-afternoon moment. Woody, slightly spicy, the aromatic breeze combines the crispness of laurel with sturdy rosemary and soft sage leaves.

Top notes: Mint, Labdanum
Heart notes: Laurels, Rosemary, Sage, Geranium, Pepper, Tea
Base notes: Vetiver

Each bottle of Parco Palladiano reflects the traditions of Bottega Veneta and the Veneto region, with the house’s iconic intrecciato. The flacon itself is inspired by classic Venetian glasswork, an aesthetic that defines the Bottega Veneta fragrance house.

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum.

Come into the wonderful world of Bottega Veneta.

 

 

 

 

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia

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Discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship – Bottega Veneta has established a new standard of luxury. Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano is an ultra-luxury and exclusive collection of 15 fragrances inspired by an olfactive journey through a Palladian Garden, in Italy.

Bottega Veneta: discretion, quality, and craftsmanship – a new standard of luxury since 1966.

The Parco Palladiano Collection goes to the very heart of Bottega Veneta, and its deep roots among the traditions and beauty of the Veneto region, where Bottega Veneta was founded in 1966. The Veneto is the natural home for some of the world’s greatest artisans and craftspeople, with techniques passed between generations for centuries. It is an area where the timeless designs of the human hand sit in perfect harmony with the nature all around. Conceived and overseen by Creative Director Tomas Maier, each scent of the Parco Palladiano Collection is an ‘olfactory trompe l’oeil’, capturing different moments and experiences in a Palladian garden.

Evokes the early moment at the beginning of the day, when the sun begins to shine on a garden`s magnolia that is still dew-covered, immaculate.

Created by Michel Almairac, Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia evokes the early moment at the beginning of the day, when the sun begins to shine on a garden that is still dew-covered, immaculate. The most noble and refined tree of the gardens is the magnolia, and this fragrance captures not just the flower but the full sensory experience of sitting under the magnolia tree: the woodiness of the bark, the cool shade of the leathery leaves, the strong sweetness of the petals.

Each bottle of Parco Palladiano reflects the traditions of Bottega Veneta and the Veneto region, with the house’s iconic intrecciato. The flacon itself is inspired by classic Venetian glasswork, an aesthetic that defines the Bottega Veneta fragrance house.

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the wonderful world of Bottega Veneta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottega Veneta, when your own initials are enough

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Personalisation of luxury products has gained popularity in recent years, following the resurgence of logos. People are more open than ever to wearing pieces branded with their own initials, and Bottega Veneta is making personalising your bag that much easier with the introduction of its newest service.

When your own initials are enough.

Celebrating the brand’s motto, ‘When your own initials are enough’, the new personalisation program was debuted on the brand’s S/S’18 runway and is available on both men’s and women’s piece.

Tote and duffle striped bags for men in canvas, suede and ostrich patterns are designed to include monogrammed initials for two new women’s bags – the Intrecciato Palio (a vivid tri-color design crafted from eight different types of Nappa leather) and the BV73 (a bag based on an original model from 1973). Plus, both men and women will be able to personalise their own Intrecciato style across handbags, backpacks, duffles, wallets and phone cases.

As for how long the pieces will take? It all depends on which option you choose, but those featuring embossing or stamping will be finished after a few days, or just 24 hours in some cases. Those pieces that require stitching will take longer however as this can only be done by Bottega Veneta artisans.

Forget putting a ring on it, this year it’s all about putting your name on it. 

 

 

 

 

Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours

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Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours will show up early September as an elegant, refined and acclaimed perfume for women. Bottega Veneta crafts exquisite and luxurious perfumes touched by pure elegance and stylishness. This autumn, Eau de Velours perfume announces to be a soft elegantly leathery/floral fragrance created by perfumers Michel Almairac and Mylene Alran.

Top notes: Bergamot, Pink pepper
Heart notes: Rose, Jasmine, Plume, spices
Base notes: Patchouli, Leather

Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours opens to impress with a nice mixture of fresh bergamot along with pink pepper and spices, calmed with floral accords of jasmine and roses. The base is made of patchouli and leather accords. Eau de Velours by Bottega Veneta is advertised by gorgeous model Nine d’Urso, who is photographed by Bruce Weber.

Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours would be available as 30, 50 and 75ml Eau de Parfum.

 

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Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique collection

Bottega Veneta has extended their beauty portfolio with a collection of bath and body products, Essence Aromatique…

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Following the launch of the Parco Palladiano fragrances, Bottega Veneta has now unveiled a collection of fragranced bath and body products, aptly titled Essence Aromatique. Created by Creative Director Tomas Maier, the his and hers collection consists of body scrubs, hand wash, body washes, moisturiser and perfumed soaps. Infused with a blend of Italian bergamot, Indonesian patchouli, amber and wood, the scents are as refreshing as they are long lasting.

The elements of the new Bath and Body Collection include body scrubs, hand & body washes, hand & body lotions and perfumed soaps, infused with the scents of the men’s and women’s Essence Aromatique fragrances.

Invigorating and reassuring, the Essence Aromatique bath and body collection is an everyday treat that stirs and enlivens the senses with refined lightness. From scrub to lotion, each element becomes part of an intimate beauty ritual, for which the finest ingredients are painstakingly selected and blended for a modern attitude and luminous glow.

The ritual begins with the body scrubs, formulated with apricot extract to leave the skin fresh, smooth and soft. Next come the hand & body washes, with their luxurious lather and revitalizing fragrances to cool and soften the skin with lighthearted elegance. The bar soaps exalt the conditioning effects of shea butter while their richly fragranced foam gently cleanses with a light trace of scent. Finally, smooth and rich, the hand & body lotions moisturize the skin with a supple radiance and a fresh infusion of the Essence Aromatique scents.

Each product comes complete with an engraved Bottega Veneta signature, while the frosted bottles are injected with the brand’s elegant design aesthetic.