Spring/Summer ’17 Collection at a Glance
Bottega Veneta celebrated itself at the fashion weeks last September. For its 50th anniversary, creative director Tomas Maier developed a collection that borrowed heavily from his personal notion of private luxury – i.e. from the perspective of the people who wear the label. Naturally, therefore, the models who walked down the catwalk in the Accademia di Belle Arti in Brera were clearly no ordinary people, but rather supermodel Gigi Hadid with Laura Hutton on her arm. On fashion, Maier says: “The hard work shouldn’t be visible to the untrained eye; the result of it should be something that’s comfortable to wear.” The show was dominated by wedge heels, jewellery resembling old heirlooms and intuitive combinations like a jacket and skirt, shirt and trousers.
Handbags of all sizes as a constant companion, but otherwise Maier seems to think there’s no need to weigh yourself down with anything else. Even the floor-length evening gown was presented with nothing but the lady herself as ornament.
Gigi Hadid in the pink two-piece. No question.
What men wear in spring/summer ’17
A few looks were sent down the catwalks alongside the womenswear collection. The label didn’t bother with a runway show at the men’s fashion weeks, declaring instead that it would wait until September to show its spring menswear line – together with its womenswear. Both lines are dominated by leather jackets, coats and dresses – true to the brand’s roots in leatherware production. For men, it was combined with a sleek suit, coat, trousers and jumper: everything from a limited colour palette, yet never monotone.