Denim Mag

Bottega Veneta: Restrained Provocation

At one point or another we’ve all watched strangers and wondered about their story, often adding our own twist of fantasy.  After all, the unknown is so immensely intriguing. Anonymity allows the ordinary to become exotic, romantic even.  And if the ordinary just so happens to be beautiful models and lust-worthy leather goods, well, you may just have full-blown enchantment.

The romance of travel and anonymity of hotel life is what Creative Director Tomas Maier draws upon with his new fashion film Viaggio Notturno (Night Journey) for Bottega Veneta.  Directed by Christian Weber and scored by minimalist instrumental ensemble Balmorhea, the film features models Patricia van der Vliet and Terron Wood but the true stars are an assemblage of luxury goods from Bottega Veneta’s permanent collection including a highly covetable set of Marco – Polo hard-case luggage, filmed amidst the stark opulence of Setai Hotel in New York.

Admittedly, it might just be said that the understated quality of the cinematography is what allows the film to be played more than once without the artful veil of mystery wearing too thin.  You can view the film yourself at or on their Facebook and YouTube channel, on repeat, if you’d like.

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