Bottega Veneta went for a 40s throwback fall/winter 2017, Reuters reported. The men’s and women’s collections which were designed simultaneously and share themes, said creative director Tomas Maier, and were showed together on Feb. 25 for Milan Fashion Week.
The show, which at the time of writing features on the Bottega Veneta official site, included evening and daywear and kept to formal luxury.
The opening look, part of the women’s collection, featured high-waisted jodhpurs and a ribbed turtleneck with rounded shoulders, worn with knee-high rose-colored boots. Another notable look was a heavy calve-length cape in oranges and yellow over an orange turtleneck.
The line was made for warmth. The women’s collection included matched suits and coats in black, yellow, burnt orange and dark reds. Men’s designs stuck to tailored lines, with double-breasted coats, and jackets mostly in black, with some ventures into white trousers.
Both men’s and women’s clothing included some waist-cinching belts and leather bags. Male and female models wore dark sunglasses, recalling Hollywood stars on the down-low.
The women’s collection, in particular, had exaggerated shoulder lines. There was a black jumpsuit with a deep V-neck, some khaki colored suits, and a leather skirt and jacket combination.
One model styled a short-sleeved black turtleneck sweater with a skirt in deep rose, which had orange and black stripes meeting in the middle. Sleeves and bodices were embellished with black studding, Many models wore their hair in a classic twist. Between day and formal wear, there were a few subtly sparkling dresses with puffed shoulders and studded embellishments.
Outfits were accessorized with items like an ochre purse with chainlink handles, semi-translucent black polka dot tights under snakeskin patterned peek-a-boo shoes for the women; and pieces like silky or velvety black bowties and buckled leather bags.
Men’s formalwear was full of tuxedos and bowties. One outfit featured a glittery gold, buttoning vest under a tuxedo. Formal wear for women went for sheen, sometimes satiny, sometimes outright glitter, on dresses with tightly tailored bodices.