Bottega Veneta: Joining the Dots

Autumn/Winter ’15 Collection at a Glance

Finally someone has tidied up those polka dots: wild polka dots tamed into a geometric pattern, joined up in rank and file and then mixed or layered with panache. Tomas Maier has turned his back on flowing dresses and is instead trying his hand at striking shoulders, boyfriend shirts and menswear-tailored trousers. Combined with lots of gold and metallics, but in subtle shades. Also of interest: the graphic jumper in russet and orange, which makes you want to rummage around in the attic in case you’re lucky enough to find something similar of your mum’s from the wild seventies.

Skinny silk scarves, thrown loosely around the neck or worn to vaguely resemble a tie with the ends tucked into a V-neck. Finally: elegant boots like knee-high socks. They signal a welcome departure from chunky ankles and are flattering for your legs.

Our Favourite
Menswear-tailored trousers with well-ordered, geometric dots, combined with a high-necked silk blouse in a pale pink, straight-out-of-the-washer look. Ironing is definitely passé. Sounds good to us.

The Show
Unpretentious runway, accompanied by Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale Peter and the Wolf. At the end of the show, the designer briefly peeked his head around the corner – though he didn’t actually need to hide: people will devour his collection, not him!