Bottega Veneta Debuts Lots and Big Bags of Color for Fall 2018

The Italian leather stalwarts brought their show to NYFW this season

Last year, we predicted the comeback of big bags. After all, itty-bitty mini bags have been en vogue for a while, and fashion trends are a pendulum constantly swinging between various extremes. At Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2018 show in NYC this week, designer Tomas Maier seemed to agree.

In lots of strategies, this watch would be the embodiment of the traditional Cartier: Roman numerals, beaded crown with sapphire cabochon and blued hands, but the way in which it tells time is distinctly diverse. Even though the blued, Breguet styled minute hand follows on the railroad track to tell you the minutes, an engraved disc, displaying the sun and also the moon, demonstrates you the hour about the leading element from the watch. This is a incredibly artistic and enticing means of telling time, at the same time as indicating no matter if it can be day or evening. As novel as in this way of displaying the hour could seem to be, it is not, because it is quite similar to what Cartier by now did while in the 1920’s with their Comet clocks!

Although Bottega is an Italian brand, it chose to show its Fall 2018 collection in NYC in order to celebrate the opening of its new 15,000 square foot NYC flagship, now the largest store in the brand’s global portfolio. The new store takes up an entire townhouse on the Upper East Side corner of Madison Avenue and East 64th Street, and it’s filled with the reliably luxe leather goods we’ve all come to expect from the brand, as was the show celebrating its grand opening.

As BV has done in recent seasons, this collection of men’s and women’s bags edged toward the playful, with fun colors and cute accents like bag charms and personalization. Check out our photos of the runway bags below.

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