fall collezioni, milan: bottega veneta
by Jeremy Danté
i was particularly surprised by the FW11 collection presented by bottega veneta this season. usually expecting weaved leather bags & sleek use of leather, impressive concepts of creativity were flexed. karolina kurkova opened the show as yellow, orange & fuchsia were seen in the collection palette. 60’s style references were seen throughout, especially with the collections coats & two piece skirt/suit combinations. texture & print was a large focus this season, as the veneta label created a modernized set of looks leading to the close of the collection. as the collection progressed, an overlay of lace was seen on a series of looks that used yellow & green shades for contast. i was most impressed by the gowns of the collection, as a deconstruction of glamour was noticed. it was almost as if the gowns were slowing falling off the models as they walked the runway, an aspect of design that was executed very well. that aspect of the collection alone added another dimension of possibilities in design for the label & was truly an unexpected move. overall, i was impressed by the change of direction this season & am hoping to see a comparable campaign as well. bold palette, strong concepts with classical appeal- i like the collection.
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