Nestled within a 55,000 square-meter park, an extensively restored 18th century villa serves as a mecca for Bottega Veneta’s skilled artisans, helping to keep the brand’s philosophy – hinged on individuality and confidence – alive. Villa Schroeder-Da Porto’s atelier, where light and space create a harmonised atmosphere ideal for working with precision, patience and comfort, is steeped in tradition yet at the vanguard with the highest standards of eco-sustainability. This is where understated luxuries such as the iconic Knot bag, made with a minimum of 15 components to ensure the perfect closure or the Cabat with its double layered leather, are hand woven before they reach the outside world. Hearth and home.
When Australian trio Haiku Hands embarked on a 15-show headline tour of Europe throughout October and November, they decided to bring photographer and videographer Mitch Noakes along for the ride.
From sunset swims at the Kochi Club to blue crabs caught in the early morning by local fisherman, owner of digital ethical fashion boutique Saaki, Lakshmi Pillai, sends us her fondest memories from India.
At Melbourne’s Australian Centre for Contemporary Art we celebrated an evening of craftsmanship and heritage with Bottega Veneta.