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Photography by Paolo Simi

Bottega Veneta SS14

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

TextSusie LauPhotographyPaolo Simi

Initial reaction:

Elegantly attired women having an unraveled moment of deconstruction. 


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. 


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.  . 


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.  


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.