Tomas Maier (born 1957 in Pforzheim) is a German-born designer who is Creative Director at Bottega Veneta (since June 2001), which is part of Kering (formerly Gucci Group). Maier attended at a Waldorf school as a child. In Paris, he trained at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. His professional experience includes designing for Guy Laroche and Sonia Rykiel, where he designed men’s wear for eight years, and Revillon, where he spent four years as creative director. The Tomas Maier label was established in 1997, with business partner Andrew Preston, and an online boutique was launched in 1998.