With the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week on its way, we present you the fabulous Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2015 collection from the famous Italian luxury goods house. The philosophy of the Italian brand lies in these 6 words: “When your own initials are enough.” The distinguishing features of the fashion house Bottega Veneta are the designs made of leather woven in a well-known technique called intrecciato. Italian high-class quality, creative design and corporate identity are the main ingredients for success of the brand in the fashion industry. Bottega Veneta is elegant, luxurious and chic.
For the Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2015 collection Tomas Maier, the creative director of the Italian brand had chosen a more minimalistic approach. With a few exceptions, the outfits were mainly in neutral color tones such as pale blue, gray, beige, white and black. The collection turned out to be very feminine and elegant with dressy swimsuits topped with long knitted jackets, high waisted skinny pants paired with matching blouses, three piece suits made up of skinny figure hugging short pants with matching blouses and short jackets, high waisted small shorts in black combined with small dark grey long sleeve tops, classical skinny pants with matching tops worn under button down knitted jackets or floor length thin coats and so on.
For pieces in darker colors, Tomas Maier presented short-sleeved midi dresses pitch small patches of white, classic loosely tailored pants with matching jackets, collared short sleeve asymmetrical dresses adorned with small patches of shimmer and so on. The ragged look of the hems of the dresses made them more effective and memorable.
The new Bottega Veneta collection also featured dresses designed in black and white gingham patterns too. First the popular pattern was seen in forms of patches on a black and white sleeveless dress, then it covered a long-sleeved midi dress with collar and later a more flowy dress with layers and small scraps of black. The beige and white version of the pattern was also seen during the show. The designer had created a very cute long collared dress topped with a small what appeared to be button down shirt of the same material.
The last part of the show added more shimmer and sparkle to the Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2015 collection. Light see-through black chiffon dresses were worn over shimmery bottoms, a short sleeve loose dress was decorated with patches of shimmer here or there, a pale color dress was covered with a layer of chiffon that was adorned with black, green and red (the only time primary colors appeared in the collection) flowers.
Tomas Maier had also employed a very interesting technique of designing belts for the dresses. The belts, which were created of the same material as the dresses, although having buckles, were simply tied around the waists of the models.
The Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2015 collection could not go without the brand’s signature intrecciato bags, which perfectly complemented the looks of the models. If we were to describe the new collection by Tomas Maier, we would probably go with “simple and easily elegant”, as it was very much to the point, every detail was carefully planned and well thought over (although some of us may find the addition of shimmer unnecessary).
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK