The book, Bottega Veneta, is one of the best pieces of inspiration I’ve ever read. I resonate so closely with the vision of Bottega Veneta’s creative director, Tomas Maier – more so than any other designer I adore. Maier aims to produce work that is focused on craftsmanship and quality: two main attributes that I too will forever value in my work. Maier appreciates the talented hand of the skilled artisan – a quality I consistently seek for myself as an individual craftsperson, as well as in the production of my collection. He also states, “Certainly, handcraftsmanship is expensive. You can own more things if they’re mass-produced. It’s also unnecessary.” I totally concur! Buy less, buy better. Quality over quantity, folks. Always.
Bottega Veneta’s slogan, “When Your Own Initials Are Enough” is a direct reflection of the company’s stance: quiet luxury. The brand has no need to scream “BV!” because its product clearly speaks for itself.
This is what I strive for in the creation of Pascual. In fact, I promise you now that I will always be brutally honest. I will not knock-off or sell-out. I will seek quality, luxury and creativity. I will build a foundation, and not a fast fix. And I won’t give up. Because I feel like I have so much to share, make, design and create for you – I love to create! I freakin’ love it.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…I feel good. Now, back to work.