Seasonal Official Bottega Veneta Early Fall & Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Post pics and discuss here

papertiger

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Thanks jula :flowers: brings back 1990s vibes (in a good way)

and I :love: the pale violet colour. I really hope that is a sign of a few more things to come esp in Women's
 

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Review wwd

Doing an elegant about turn on the prevailing sportswear trend, the tailored suit took center stage in this ultra sophisticated collection that played out like a reinvention of traditionalism. The tonality of the looks — the creams, blacks and navys — forced the eye to concentrate on the super-clean lines, proportions and tailoring mastery. Stripped of buttons, pockets and traditional jacket vents at the back, the season’s jacket (short with a voluminous round shoulder) had a technical vibe that was at once razor sharp and soft. The skinny pant had the perfect break at the bottom; not too short, not too long. Fabrics were paramount, with computer-generated suitings and graphic patchwork knits lending a youthful effect. The overall vibe was dapper, with even the shoes — elongated wing tip lace ups with tassel details — treading a more mature buttoned-up direction that felt right on the money.
 

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I like this season. Maybe I can talk the DH into something. The winged lapels on a few of the jackets are a little strange for me, but the bags and shoes are lovely. I cannot believe this season is already upon us. As soon as the womens comes out, we can merge the threads and have the one Official EFW/FW 2013/2014 thread. Thanks for posting jula!
 

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I like this season. Maybe I can talk the DH into something. The winged lapels on a few of the jackets are a little strange for me, but the bags and shoes are lovely. I cannot believe this season is already upon us. As soon as the womens comes out, we can merge the threads and have the one Official EFW/FW 2013/2014 thread. Thanks for posting jula!
Thank you for changing the title! :flowers:


Milan: January 13, 2013 by Tim Blanks

"The clock is ticking," said Tomas Maier after his show for Bottega Veneta this morning. "We're in a fight with time. It's the one thing we can't control." Beating the clock was a staple of suspense in Hollywood's old film noirs, and there was a dark edge in Maier's new collection, ably underpinned by Sebastien Perrin's moody urban soundtrack. It included snatches of dialogue from the movies of John Cassavetes. The men in those films always seemed so clenched and conflicted, and they cast a serious shadow over the Bottega catwalk.

But it was a serious chord that Maier wanted to strike. "Back to work, no nonsense," he emphasized. He focused squarely on the tailored suit and coat, the uniform of one subspecies of the working man, stripping away superfluity, keeping the silhouette lean and sharp and the palette monochrome, and concealing details like the buttons on a coat or the zipper on a cardigan. The collection felt somber, almost sinister, as well it might when its tentpoles were charcoal flannel and black leather, and yet there were enough sophisticated Maier flourishes to let in an undertow of decadent playfulness. A sparkling trim of jet on the lapel of an otherwise matte-black evening ensemble, for instance. Or a jolt of salmon pink in the form of a substantial double-breasted suit. Or gillies proposed as an alternative to the solid intrecciato loafer. Maier understands that idiosyncrasy is the essence of luxury. That's why he was happy to cut a three-piece suit from a phantom plaid that tickled the fancy as the ghost of menswear past.