Bottega Veneta S/S 2018
Scene setting: Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier transported guests to the Palazzo Archinto, seating them within its gilded rooms. The show soundtrack revealed a fresher and more youthful outlook for the brand, as models walked the mirror-lined catwalk to Nelly, Mary J Blige and 50 Cent.
Mood board: It was a joyful and exuberant offering from the Italian luxury house, awash with colourful and embellished leathers, sportswear silhouettes and rodeo motifs. For women, there were eyelet-embellished lilac coats, lime green suede mini dresses swathed in fringes and studs, and velvet jumpsuits. For men, there were velour zip-ups and silk jogging trousers, knitted polo shirts in checks and shirts inspired by the American West. Part Studio 54, part Chateau Marmont, it was a well-crafted, high-energy offering.
Finishing touches: Leathers and exotic skins were imagined in youthful lilacs and lime greens and gave a new vibrancy to the house’s accessories. Pointed flats came with studs and buckles, bags were covered in bobbly 3D balls and loafers were fringed for added flair.