Bottega Veneta is pleased to announce a new, limited edition handbag inspired by Russian tradition.
Bottega Veneta, one of the world’s top luxury houses is a component of the Gucci Group, a unique collection of prestigious luxury goods and world-famous brand names in the fields of leather goods, luggage and fashion.
The handbag is a generously sized clutch based on an archival Bottega Veneta design first shown in 1993 and reintroduced for the Spring-Summer 2010 collection. It will be produced in an edition of 30. Each handbag will be numbered, with the edition number and boutique name inscribed on a sterling plate on the bag’s interior.
The Moscow clutch is made of intrecciato Ayers snakeskin in a vivid green malachite hue. A lining of deep purple Iris suede contrasts dramatically with the handbag’s exterior. The clutch fastens with an antique gold-finish brass closure inlaid with polished malachite. The handbag’s design and coloring evoke the opulent malachite furniture and interiors of Imperial Russia. The gleam of the delicately textured Ayers, combined with the gilded and inlaid clasp, recall the exquisite panels, objects, and columns crafted during the 19th century by Russia’s famed lapidaries. Balancing storied tradition with contemporary design and impeccable craftsmanship, the Moscow clutch is an elegant and refined reflection of the country that inspired it.
“In the four and a half years since we opened our first store in Russia, we have gained many engaged and loyal customers,” says Creative Director Tomas Maier. “We wanted to make a bag especially for them. It is one of the pleasures of Bottega Veneta’s mode of production that we can design and produce a small number of very special handbags to celebrate a particular place or occasion. The Moscow clutch is such a bag.”
The cocktail party was held on 17th March at the Bottega Veneta Boutique in Tretyakovskiy Proezd 3, Moscow, followed by a private dinner at the Cristal Room Baccarat.
The dinner was held to celebrate the first visit of Tomas Maier, Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, to Moscow as well as to introduce this limited edition Moscow Clutch.
Gathered for the occassion were noted Russian artists, designer and socialites, among them Tomas Maier (Creative Director of Bottega Veneta), Marco Bizzarri (Bottega Veneta CEO); Alla Verber (Vice-President of Mercury), Aliona Doletskaya (Director of Vogue Russia), Nikolai Uskov (Director of GQ Russia), Derk Sauer (President of Independent Media Sanoma) and his wife, Ellen Verbeek, Boris Yeltsin Jr. (nephew of former president Boris Yeltsin), Sofiko Shevarnadze (niece of former Georgian president Eduard Shevarnatze), Yana Rudkovskaya (Entrepreneur and producer), Daria Veledeeva, Aliona Akhmadullina, Alisa Hazanova, Konstantin Gayday, Ravshana Kurkova, Daria Spiridonova, Elena Nusinova, Natalia Luchaninova, Veronica Belozerkovsky, Karina Dobrotvotskaya, Galina Mazaeva, Valeria Rodnyanskaya, Eugenia Linovich, Oxana Lavrentieva, etc..