This short film produced by Daniel Lee, creative director of Bottega Veneta, and Tyrone Lebon, photographer and filmmaker, delves into the age old question of “what makes a man?” and is created to celebrate uniqueness and individuality of men.

In order to redefine the systemic question of what does masculinity mean today, Daniel Lee sets out to answer this question in this Bottega Veneta film with personalities which inspire Lee to reflect on how clothing helps to shape their own identities. 

Bottega Veneta Men

Caught in the act of dressing and undressing is all at once raw, open, intimate and performative. A collective group of multidisciplinary artists were brought together to share their perspectives on identity, masculinity and their relationship with clothing. 

Lee features men, a woman and child who are at different stages of life, experiences and of varying backgrounds from French-British rapper Octavian, Italian dancer Roberto Bolle to Sweedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry, filmmaker Dick Jewell, Irish actor Barry Keoghan, Nigerian-British Obongjayar, Kent-born painter George Rouy and more.

The video opens with a close-up shot of a  young lad being asked “In your eyes what qualities make a man?” and the hopeful youth answers “I’m not sure…” The video then proceeds with the other individual’s point of view and principles on dressing. 

Bottega Veneta Men

As not to spoil too much of this thought-provoking, insightful yet witty film which speaks for itself we guarantee it will be eight minutes of your time well spent.

Watch the full Bottega Veneta: Men on the brand’s website or on MUBI


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