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*Tomas Maier's last official collection for Bottega Veneta* :sad:

Bottega Veneta Resort 2019
*article courtesy of: vogue.com

NEW YORK,MAY 20, 2018
by NICOLE PHELPS
Tomas Maier and his Bottega Veneta crew were installed at Bronx Community College last week, shooting the designer’s Pre-Spring collections for women and men. If it sounds like an unlikely address for Bottega Veneta, whose new flagship on Madison Avenue took nearly five years to complete and combines three landmarked townhouses, it is and it isn’t. Maier is an avowed architecture buff, and the campus is home to Meister Hall. The Marcel Breuer–designed building is visible in these images, and though there is no direct link between its 1964 cast concrete and the new collection, Maier certainly brings an architect’s discipline to his work.

Here it was most readily apparent in the third and final section of the collection, whose patterns—Prince de Galles check, houndstooth—were achieved with a mathematical application of minuscule dots, like kissing cousins to the house signature intrecciato check. This group’s virtue was its cheery graphicism, all the way down to the mirco butterfly-printed bags. The thinking is that by January, when these clothes land in stores, shoppers will be hankering for spring brightness.

The first and second groups deliver in November and December, respectively. The first (and to this editor’s eye, most compelling) section was made up of sumptuous yet effortless silk taffeta trapeze dresses with Victoriana touches—wear them belted or not, “whatever you like,” said Maier—and equally voluminous Montgomery coats in the warm, spicy colors of the label’s recent Fall show, as well as a leather skirtsuit with macramé trimming its seams. There were terrific knee-high boots with stacked heels featuring intrecciato detailing in this offering, too.

The middle group consisted of wintry washed pastels and a high-low sensibility. Felted cashmere sweaters were paired with moleskin skirts, a holiday party dress was cut in delicate ivory lace over-embroidered with mohair, and a faded parka was lined in Steiff teddy bear fur. Other coats come with removable teddy fur collars. Low is a relative concept chez Bottega Veneta. In the end, each section was intentionally quite distinct. What unified the collection was its delectable exactitude; if it’s rigorous in parts, it’s also rich.
 
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