Creative Director Tomas Maier Lends His Night Vision to the Brand’s Mysterious New Film
A meditation on the romance of travel, the anonymity of hotel life and clandestine bedtime rituals, today’s NOWNESS premiere marks Bottega Veneta’s debut foray into fashion films.
The luxury leather brand’s creative director Tomas Maier, who splits time between his office in Milan and his home in Florida, drew from personal experience for the noir-infused short, directed by Christian Weber. “I spend ten days a month alone in a hotel, seeing people pass in the hallways, glimpsing them through windows or as they step out of the elevator,” he says. “You see these people, but you have no idea what their stories are, you can only guess. It’s about evoking that surreal state of mind you enter when you’re in an unfamiliar place.”
Shot at New York’s Setai Hotel with an original score by Austin-based chamber-pop band Balmorhea, Viaggio Notturno (Night Journey) stars models Patricia van der Vliet and Terron Wood and highlights signature designs from Bottega Veneta’s permanent collection, including its Marco Polo hard-case luggage, woven leather Cabat bag and sleeping mask.