Bottega Veneta rocked the fashion world today when it announced that Tomas Maier, who joined the Italian House in 2001 is leaving his post as Creative Director.

Credited with the renewal of Bottega Veneta which was founded in 1966, Tomas Maier crafted its renaissance by drawing on the exceptional know-how of the House. Thanks to his creative vision, Bottega Veneta today embodies the quintessence of understated and sophisticated luxury.

“It’s largely due to Tomas’s high-level creative demands that Bottega Veneta became the House it is today. He put it back on the luxury scene and made it an undisputed reference. With his creative vision, he magnificently showcased the expertise of the House’s artisans. I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” stated François-Henri Pinault.

It was not mentioned in the announcement when the exact date Tomas Maier will exit the House.

Tomas Maier photo by Morpheusmedia