Bottega Veneta SS14

Italian refinement in structural pleats, copper-threaded cotton and Japanese manipulation

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Photography by Paolo Simi

Initial reaction:

Elegantly attired women having an unraveled moment of deconstruction. 

References:

Japanese wabi sabi and material manipulation.

Stand out looks:

Plisse dresses interrupted with mohair felted sections, and all the structural waved pleats cascading down from dresses and tops, often in a fan-formation at the hips. 

Innovation:

A specially woven fabric created exclusively for Bottega Veneta, made up of cotton and copper thread. 

Least likely to:

Pop up at dress down Fridays at the office.  . 

Accessories:

Ladylike sling back sandals with a squared-off tip, rock crystal jewellery and top handled frame bags. 

Model behaviour:

New girl Anouk, who was an exclusive for Calvin Klein in New York, is one to watch out for.  

Soundtrack:

Brahms variations intercepted by ambient techno highlighting the contrasts of the collection.

Quote of the show:

"The collection is about freshness, both in terms of material and technique.  I was interested in allowing the fabric to take the lead, serving as a guide to the possibilities of what we would be able to achieve."

Left you wanting:

To see the clothes again and up close - the show came to an abrupt end with out a finale. 

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Bottega Veneta SS14 Photography by Paolo Simi

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