As another day comes, another designer leaves a fashion house. After seventeen years as creative director for Bottega Veneta, designer Tomas Maier hangs up his hat. In a statement, Kering chief executive and chairman François-Henri Pinault says,
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. 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. As Business of Fashion reports, Maier's departure comes on the heels of less than desirable sales.