Apartment living

Tomas Maier brings down the house for Bottega Veneta’s A/W 2018 show

Bottega Veneta’s creative director Tomas Maier was feeling house-proud for the label’s A/W 2018 catwalk show. In celebration of the Italian brand’s newly opened apartment-inspired boutique on New York’s Madison Avenue, its menswear and womenswear offerings were staged at the American Stock Exchange – a fashion show first.

Maier has long held a fascination with architecture, and his rectangular catwalk was mapped out like the floor of a Manhattan residence, featuring a dining room, study, bar and living room. The brutalist space was conceived by renowned scenic designer Scott Pask and populated with an array of eclectic furniture: from 1950s and ’60s Gio Ponti chairs reupholstered in pink velvet and chenille, to John Chamberlain’s ACEDIDDLEY sculpture (courtesy of Gagosian Gallery), Louis XVI dining chairs and pieces from Bottega Veneta’s own furniture collection.

‘I was thinking about the way of life in the city, which goes from one extreme to another,’ says Maier of the space, which celebrated both contemporary American sculpture, ostentatious materials like marble and brass, and avant-garde Italian design. Talk about a room with a view.

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.