FASHION

THE NEW FACE OF BOTTEGA VENETA REVEALS TWO FIRST BAGS

By Alice Butterlin

In 2001, Bottega Veneta was launching a weaving technique that would become iconic: the intrecciato. It would soon to be found on one of its most well-known bag, the Cabat. The amazing graphic bicolor effect is obtained by weaving narrow strips of leather by hand for an original and arty bag that needs no lining. A masterpiece of craftsmanship and simple elegance, the Cabat has stood the test of time. Today, Bottega Veneta welcomes the new artistic director Daniel Lee who has presented his two first accessories for the house. One of them is a revisit of the intrecciato with larger leather strips and a tote bag shape. The Maxi Cabat is born. In addition to the weaved versions, the bag is also available in matte calf leather and black crocodile.

Lee also created The Pouch, a cute and versatile rendition of the Cabat in the form of an oversized rounded clutch bag in soft weaved leather. It is available in three different versions of fun colors and materials. You’ll have the choice between the Velvet Calf Intrecciato Pouch, the Butter Calf Pouch with an extremely smooth finish and Cocco Souple which combines four types of leather. The bag is also available in a smaller version called The Pouch 20. Find more information here.

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