Bottega Veneta Debuts "When Your Own Initials are Enough: The Knot"
23 July 2014

Bottega Veneta Debuts “When Your Own Initials are Enough: The Knot”

Bottega Veneta‘s Knot clutch is an iconic piece, that, like the intrecciato weave, has become synonymous with the brand itself.  “When Your Own Initials Are Enough: The Knot” pays homage to  the timeless clutch, and is held in conjunction with the Knot Retrospective, a museum-like exhibit that will be showcased in Bottega’s duplex St. Tropez store, with over 300 Knots from the archives. And for those of us who can’t or won’t be able to travel all the way to St. Tropez (the exhibit is open to the public from August 1st to the 3rd), Bottega is unveiling this through a special digital experience so that we, too, can take a peek and discover the DNA of the Knot. Thanks to Bottega Veneta, Bag Addicts Anonymous has exclusive rights to broadcast these videos that will give you a sneak peek of what is to come before the actual launch of the exhibit (They’re not even available on YouTube yet ;)!!)

Since Creative Director Tomas Maier signed on as Creative Director of Bottega Veneta in 2001, he actually redesigned the closure of Bottega Veneta’s rounded closure into a knot, which is where it got its name. The Knot has since been reinterpreted in numerous ways ranging from the Origami Knot made of intricately creased patent leather; the Jardin Knot adorned with flowers constructed of leather; Vintage Jewel Knot that was embroidered with antique crystals; the Memory Knot of Nappa leather with a metallic aluminium film that holds the shape to the touch (similar the memory pillows that we have that “remember” the contours of our head and shapes itself accordingly);  the Enameled Knot; the Metal Lace Knot; and even those in sterling silver, luxurious crocodile and even an  18 karat gold version with diamonds at each end of the closure.

And here’s a bit of Knot Trivia for you: it’s actually produced in very limited quantities ranging from a maximum of 100 to as little as 25 of each, depending on the production and availability of materials used to make them.

Now, let me take you on a journey of discovery and join me in this 5-part preview and peer into the world of the Knot!

Stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow! 😉