Milanese moment

Watch as Bottega Veneta’s striking glass conservatory show space in Milan pitches into position

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Daniel Lee’s debut runway collection at the creative helm of Bottega Veneta was the most anticipated catwalk show of Milan Fashion Week. It’s fitting then, that the British designer showcased his inaugural offering in a natural blaze of glory. A glass conservatory was erected in view of the city’s Arco della Pace, and guests watched Lee’s debut with warm beams of light blazing through the windows and ceiling, illuminating the silhouettes worn by his models. 

The setting offered a comment on old and new, heritage and modernity, as Lee’s futuristic vision for the Vicenza-based brand was presented against the backdrop of the one of the five oldest city gates in Milan – the Baveno granite and Creola d’Ossola marble Porta Sempione. The floor of Veneta’s show space was lined in Ceppo di Gres brushed stone in a nod to the materials used in the facades of Milan’s Palazzos. Inside, benches nodded to Veneta’s own history, lined with oxblood, espresso and sky blue leather cushions, in an XL version of its signature Intrecciato weave. §

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