Focusing on the tailored suit and its permutations, AW13's Bottega Veneta look is streamlined and precise with a deft sense of purpose.
As cameras videoing the presentation scuttled on overhead rails, the story here was that every piece in the collection, regardless of silhouette or inspiration, was treated as meticulously as tailoring. Parkas and paddock jackets were reconceived with the formal rigour of suits, cotton shirts were married jersey collars and patterns were seen from jacquards to prints.
With Thomas Maier, a quest for perfection is always complemented by a subtle tangent that will become a broader crossover success beyond his loyal clientele. This season, ghillie lace-up shoes have hit written all over them.