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Bot­tega Veneta’s got a brand-new bag

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - THE CUT -

If you’re plan­ning to be a so­cial but­ter­fly this sum­mer, make sure you are ap­pro­pri­ately equipped. Bot­tega Veneta has cre­ated a cap­sule col­lec­tion of hand­bags show­cas­ing not only the brand’s ar ti­sanal craf ts­man­ship, but also it s sig na­ture but­terf ly. Avail­able ex­clu­sively at Har­rods from 15 May, it in­cludes lim­ited-edi­tion Baby Olimpia styles, the iconic Knot de­sign and this hand­wo­ven Ca­bat tote. Mal­low Int rec­ciato But­ter f ly Ca­bat in nappa leather, £6,985.


Knob­bly Stu­dio has crept on to our radar thanks to In­sta­gram. Its de­signer, Git­tit Szwarc, was a mar­tialar ts teacher who dipped her toe into pro­fes­sional math­e­mat­ics be­fore study­ing psy­chol­ogy at univer­sity, only to drop out and found a jew­ellery brand. Her love of the hu­man form – and the way in which jew­ellery in­ter­acts with it–led her to tat­too artist Lau­rie Franck. They too ‘met’ on In­stag ram, and they have sub­se­quently turned Franck’s nude draw­ings into beau­ti­ful or­ganic neck­laces, ear­rings and pins. Wob­bly, knob­bly bits and all. From £30, knob­blystu­dio.com.


Cartier’s pan­ther mo­tif has been around since 1914, but the brand’s lat­est launch looks to the more re­cent past: 1983 to be pre­cise, when the slinky Pa nt hère women’s watch was or ig ina lly re­lea sed. The up­dated de­sig n comes in 12 styles, from dis­creet, ev­ery­day steel to all-sing ing di­a­mond and black enamel. In a first for Cartier, they a re avail­able ex­clu­sively f rom Net-aPorter un­til early June. From £3,200, net-a-porter.com.

It is wo­ven by hand from strips of dou­ble-faced leather Each bag takes three days of work to com­plete at the brand’s ate­lier in Mon­te­bello Vi­centino, in Vi­cenza, north­ern Italy The Ca­bat was de­signed by To­mas Maier when he joined Bot­tega Veneta in 2001 For this col­lec­tion, crafts­peo­ple ap­plied 58 but­ter­flies in dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als, weav­ing them to­gether with the bag it­self

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