Founded in 1966 by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro, Bottega Veneta became renown for their premium leather goods and discreet logo-less designs. The “Venetian Atelier” began producing their signature intrecciato leather weaving bags. Over time, Bottega Veneta ventured into new territory by abandoning their classic understated look and explored a more trend-driven aesthetic. They struggled to find their own identity and British designer Giles Deacon was brought on in an attempt to revive the label. On the verge of bankruptcy, the Venetian label was ultimately acquired by the Gucci Group in 2001 and German designer Tomas Maier was made creative director. Maier returned Bottega Veneta back to its roots, removing visible logos from the products and once again highlighting the signature intrecciato weave. He presented his first collection in spring 2002 and brought the Venetian house back to the runway with the first womenswear ready-to-wear collection in 2005 and the first menswear show in 2006. The menswear collections are known for their ease and relaxed fit, ultra luxe fabrics, and effortlessly tailored suitings.