On Its Spring 2018 Runway Were Uncommonly Creative

The brand known for its staid aesthetic and craftsmanship mixed it up in fine fashion in Milan

It feels as though whenever I write about a new Bottega Veneta collection, I talk about how steady the brand is. And that’s absolutely true; Tomas Maier has been at Bottega’s helm since 2001, and in that time he’s put together an aesthetic universe of quiet elegance that manages to be enormously luxurious while still acknowledging that its customers have regular lives that generally require them to go to the office instead of wiling away their days on a yacht or at a charity luncheon. In its Spring 2018 collection, Bottega stays true to that form, but the brand also does something I wasn’t totally expecting: it has a lot of fun.

In recent seasons, Bottega has largely stuck to neutrals and muted tones, and while spring doesn’t exactly edge into brights, it does include some vivid shades of green, purple and blue, as well as jewel-embellished day bags and checkerboard intrecciato leather that feels a little risky while still staying decidedly within the Bottega universe. Personalized and monogrammed bags also play a big role in this collection, in both painted and leather-appliqued form. There was also plenty of the classics, though, so this BV collection is likely to gain wide appreciation among shoppers. Check out all the bags from the collection below.

[Photos via Vogue Runway]

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From your “Cartier France” signature over the dial as well as the “Made In France” engraving on the back, we also know that this observe will need to have been purchased at Cartier in Paris, which is sensible provided the family’s ties for the French capital. It can be well worth remembering that on the time, the sole 3 spots during the planet you could potentially invest in Cartier goods have been on the boutiques in New york, London, and Paris. There have been no third-party merchants of Cartier, so acquiring anything from your vaunted layout residence was not so effortless. But back towards the observe at hand.

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