The art of collaboration

FALL-WINTER 2012/2013 FEATURING ERWIN OLAF

Location: Studio, Amsterdam
Notes: Erwin Olaf is an internationally renowned photographer celebrated for his art and commercial work. With a background in journalism and a keen sense of historical context, he uses a stylised visual vocabulary to explore emotions and psychological states that lie beneath the surface. Olaf’s formal precision and conceptual inventiveness led Bottega Veneta Creative Director Tomas Maier to approach him for the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection, which centres on a silhouette of strict precision and meticulously calibrated proportions. “Erwin perfectly captured the sensibility of the collection”, says Tomas Maier. “He also added an unexpected narrative that makes the campaign especially rich”.