OMG!!! did the montaigne get a big sister
LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink of the first bag
but woweee for the ebano bag in the 2nd pic it looks like a montaigne but a little bigger it is a real wow in my book
I now have something to dream about
Originally Posted by jula
Wow that was fast! Vogue just uploaded the pics. Here we go:
Any woman planning to visit a resort at the same time that resort collections hit stores would be wise to check out Tomas Maier’s selection for Bottega Veneta. There are trunks-worth of elegant, escapist clothes: silky T-shirts in primitive stripes paired with pajama-style pants, lightweight safari-style jackets in canvas and silk, breezy sleeveless dresses in turquoise or hot pink. Then again, a minimalist might argue that all she would need in her carryon is the sophisticated bandeau swimsuit in a subtle brown print with matching cardigan plus maybe the thin belt with tiger shell closure, and away she flies.
There are options, too, for the woman who prefers to stick closer to home in the winter. “Bright color can lift you up when the city is sad and melancholic,” Maier says, holding up a magenta shift with a few slightly unfinished ruffles down the front. “You’d just wear this with a coat on top.” (The double-breasted jacket in iridescent leather would be a good choice.) Or add tights, he suggests, to his heavy silk, pale taupe dress. Not rocket science, surely, but it shows that Maier is aware that the fantasy of fashion must sometimes acknowledge the practicality of reality. “It’s buy now, wear now,” he says.
The same goes for accessories, and Maier’s offerings here are as strong as ever. (If you ever wondered how many ways there are to weave leather, he’s the person to ask.) The bags come big or small, in a mix of leather and rope, or treated so that when it’s crunched, the shape stays. Squishing the side of a brown tote, he says, “If something’s not worn in, it doesn’t look like it belongs to the girl.” by Emily Holt
Am I the only one who is distracted by the unhealthy, gaunt, and boney look of several of the models? They detract from the clothes. I hate to see this stuff, the first thing it brings to mind is the animal cops TV show and some of the emaciated horses, with protruding bones that are rescued. I found it hard to see beyond some of these women and focus on the clothes. This seems to be more extreme than other seasons.
On the Montaigne, I heard it will be re-worked for Fall and Resort. The straps are supposed to be woven through the sides, accordian style. I loved the accordian bag (especially the black patent one), and cannot wait to see the new Montaigne.
They are changing the Montaigne?! But it was perfect the way it was.... I'll reserve judgment for now.
I agree with your comment jburgh about some of the models. The one that stopped me in my tracks was the first picture in post #16. I don't think she looks healthy, nor does her gauntness make the clothes look appealing.
Like BM, I will reserve my judgment but I have to say I like the Montaigne the way it is. I'm going to look through the Reference section, but if you have a picture of the Accordion bag handy, jburgh, would you mind posting it?