AKG x BONAVENTURA

A Limited Collection

Follow along and see how Ann-Kathrin Götze - our official brand partner - designs her dream bag in the exclusive collection launching Fall 2021. We don't want to give too much away just yet, but the AKG x BONAVENTURA collection is strictly limited to 333 bags. Sign up now on the form below to gain exclusive access to the pre-order in September and follow the design process.

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Follow the journey

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A look back

September

2019

Ann-Kathrin attends Milan Fashion Week where she is first introduced to BONAVENTURA.

November

2020

BONAVENTURA expands to Germany and begin their search for a strategic brand partner.

January

2021

BONAVENTURA identifies Ann-Kathrin as a potential brand face for Europe. Her exceptional style, especially when it comes to hand bags is a perfect fit for the brand.

April

2021

Ann-Kathrin and BONAVENTURA officially announce the partnership and she curates her favorite products in the 'Chosen by Ann-Kathrin Collection'.

Explore the collection

Ann-Kathrin:

"In Milan 2019, during Fashion Week, I noticed a well-dressed woman with a very beautiful bag. I couldn't identify the bag at the time because I didn't know BONAVENTURA and the brand also stands for reduced, restrained branding. But the bag stayed in my head and I was very happy to get to know the label better. When BONAVENTURA asked me if I could imagine working with them, I didn't have to think twice."

July

2021

Ann-Kathrin announces her exclusive and very limited (333 hand bags) collection with BONAVENTURA available for pre-order Fall 2021.

Ann-Kathrin:

"I want to create a collection for many women. Bags that you choose to wear in everyday life, but that you can also pass on as a generational item."

One-on-one with Ann-Kathrin

Why did you decide to work with BONAVENTURA?

Actually, in Milan 2019, during Fashion Week, I noticed a well-dressed woman with a very beautiful bag. I couldn't identify the bag at the time because I didn't know BONAVENTURA and the brand also stands for reduced, restrained branding. But the bag stayed in my head and I was very happy to get to know the label better. When BONAVENTURA asked me if I could imagine working with them, I didn't have to think twice. Quality is very important to me, as is sustainability. Both go hand-in-hand. If you invest in great, high-quality pieces, you will treasure them for a lifetime.

How would you describe your style?

I love fashion and aesthetics. Therefore, it was always logical for me to work in this field. At that time there was no social media, so I am very happy about the development of being able to combine my job with my passion. I would describe my own style as classically feminine. I love to follow certain trends, but I generally go for fashion that you can wear throughout your life.

How would you describe your vision of fashion?

Fashion is very important to me. Through fashion, you can express yourself, live out your creativity. But the most important thing is that fashion is fun and that you feel good. In general, I think fashion should be thought of in a much more long-term way. The collections should not only be seasonal, but you should also be able to wear the clothes across seasons. Less trends, more sustainability. Currently, however, you can already see a rethinking and a change in this direction in the fashion industry, which I think is right and important. The fashion industry has a great responsibility towards the climate and both customers and producers should adapt to this.

"My personal challenge is to create timeless designs that you can wear for a long time, but that also incorporate my personal style and have a certain twist."

How important is a good bag in your wardrobe?

For me, a good bag is the centrepiece of my wardrobe. Because it accompanies me the whole day. With a bag, you can emphasise or break a look, so I go for models that I can wear well with different looks and occasions. My mother has already "bequeathed" some of her bags to me and these pieces are something special for me and also still totally up-to-date. I like the tradition of passing on handbags. I'm looking forward to that later, too!

What inspires you?

Above all, people inspire me. I love sitting in cafés in other countries and cities and observing the locals. How they dress, what they combine with each other and what they might do without.

How much of your style will be in the bags?

My personal challenge is to create timeless designs that you want to wear for a long time, but that also incorporate my personal style and have a certain twist. I want to create a collection for many women. Bags that you like to wear in everyday life, but that you can also pass on as a "generational bag".

"Quality is very important to me, as is sustainability. Both go hand-in-hand. If you invest in premium, high-quality pieces, you will treasure them for a lifetime." 

Sustainability

This collection is produced using Weinheimer leather. Weinheimer's regional raw materials combined with conscientious product selection and sustainable production methods, result in calfskin of the highest quality with excellent durability. Weinheimer attaches great importance to traceability and transparency along the entire value chain, meaning they have verifiable control from the origin of the raw material to the end product.

Regional raw materials

Top quality leather begins with the animals and their environment. Weinheimer sources their raw materials exclusively from the Alpine regions, where responsible behaviour towards both livestock and the countryside is an absolute priority.

Responsible tanning

During the tanning process Weinheimer combines traditional craftsmanship techniques and strict controls to produce finished leathers of the highest quality, aesthetically pleasing and free of any harmful substances.

Ecological production

Weinheimer stands for clean, ecological and ethical leathers, produced according to Western standards. Thanks to the independent OEKO-Tex test label, most of their leathers are tested according to the OEKO-Tex Leather standard.

Chosen by Ann-Kathrin

While Ann-Kathrin is working on her exclusive collection with BONAVENTURA, you can shop her favorite products in the 'Chosen by Ann-Kathrin' Collection.