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Backstage at Bottega Veneta AW15Photography Paolo Musa

Bottega Veneta AW15

Perfectly disheveled artists in worn leather and crumpled denim – in the words of Tomas Maier: ‘This isn’t about meticulous dressing’

Initial reaction:

An artist, in crumpled denim, worn leather coats and graphic intarsia knits, paired with little silk neckerchiefs. There was an emphasis on the comfortable, with sweatpants and soft shapes – and trust Tomas Maier to make velour tracksuit separates deserving of a place in men’s wardrobes.

Lived-in clothes:

“This isn't about meticulous dressing, everything matching or looking brand-new,” Maier said of his elevated take on lived-in clothes. His sentiment echoed a larger wave in fashion: towards things with a longer shelf life, and the appreciation of proper, lasting craftsmanship that only becomes more beautiful with age.

The soundtrack:

Marilyn Manson’s upcoming track “The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles” – referencing his 1996 single “The Beautiful People” while taking his music into new blues waters – provided a beautiful and melodic atmosphere for the quietly artisanal collection with its faint American vibe.

The soundtrack to Bottega Veneta AW15: