I’m a huge fan of Tomas Maier and Bottega Veneta. For fifteen years he has been at the helm of this venerable Italian house and I hope he remains for the foreseeable future. In an industry where creative directors are changed more often than election cycles, Maier has bucked the trend and in the process quietly and steadily restored the brand into a major player in the luxury goods market. Even more remarkably he has achieved this without theatrics, ubiquitous logos and celebrity ambassadors. He also is one of the few major designers to offer great clothes and accessories you can get excited about and still wear to a real job that does not have to be in the fashion industry to be understood. His pre-fall collection for Bottega, unveiled yesterday, is a continuation of the great work he’s been doing. Here are my favorites from a stellar collection.