Seasonal Official Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2018 Thread - post pics & discuss here.


Armchair Supermodel
Jul 10, 2009
Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2018
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Bottega Veneta is set to open a New York flagship on Madison Avenue early next year, and creative director Tomas Maier will bring his Fall 2018 women’s and men’s collections stateside in February to celebrate. The show promises to be a bright spot in a New York calendar that has lost key players in 2017.

Earlier this week, Maier was set up at a studio in the far reaches of Red Hook, Brooklyn, to shoot his Pre-Fall lineup for the label. He said he designed it as a bridge between the Spring offering he presented in Milan less than two months ago and the Fall one that will be shown in New York in early February—in Manhattan, folks, not to worry. So, it started with the pale makeup tones of Spring, only minus the intense embellishments that defined that collection. Washed georgette slips and sheer lace dresses layered over trompe l’oeil–printed shifts struck a delicate, romantic note. He had early summer weddings in mind when he made them.

The second and third groupings, which will arrive in stores later in the season, introduced bolder colors and lively prints to the story. There wasn’t a pair of pants in the lineup, and the legginess of the collection was emphasized by the high-heeled patent pumps he showed with each look. But these sections were less about dresses than they were about ensemble dressing: a sleeveless ’60s-ish plaid shift topped by a reversible color-blocked, double-faced cashmere coat; a paper leather skirtsuit, backed in silk jersey so it feels good against the skin; a yellow checked coat and blue checked skirt combination tailor-made for a modern-day Kim Novak. The pulled-together, spiffy attitude came across as quite American—a fitting attribute considering the brand’s big investment on Madison Avenue.