Bottega Veneta at Venice Biennale

Sofi Chetrar

Imagine yourself immersed in the spiritual home of Bottega Veneta  I am talking about Venice, the new host of Bottega’s creative exchange and a nod to the brand’s Veneto origins. Together with the Pinault Collection, the brand has supported a program of performances inspired by Bruce Nauman’s Contrapposto Studies exhibition. Titled Dancing Studies, this act takes place in no other than the contemporary art centre Punta Della Dogana. Both the exhibition and the show are on until November, so make sure to stop by if you are in Venice for an art retreat. To celebrate the launch of this event, the brand has also hosted an intimate dinner party where guests enjoyed a performance piece by choreographer Lenio Kaklea. In support of emerging talent, Bottega has also announced itself the official partner of the Bienalle di Danza in July.

And how can we forget about the signature weaving texture bags? The brand has collaborated with the iconic typewriter maker Olivetti on a series of fifteen limited edition bags. Renowned interior photographer Francois Halard has captured these in the Olivetti showroom. Designed by architect Carlo Scarpa, the retro theme of the bags correlates with the functionality and style of the space, creating a beautiful collaboration many fashion and art collectors would covet.