Bottega Veneta presents Men's and Women's Cruise 2014/15 collection
May 13, 2014: For Cruise 2014/2015, luxury fashion brand Bottega Veneta presents a collection that emphasizes painterly colors, fluid lines, and intriguing dying and bleaching techniques. The result is looks that are relaxed and unselfconscious in appearance, yet reveal unusual craftsmanship.
The women’s palette is dominated by pastels inspired by the frescoes of Tiepolo, including sky blue, pale violet, yellow, peachy pink flamingo, a washed out green sage, palm, sand, pale and mist. There are also touches of brights and darks, such as burnt red, espresso and black. The men’s palette emphasizes black, navy, burnt red and espresso, but also incorporates sky blue, mist, flamingo, sage, palm, pale and sand.
Silhouettes are easy and unconstrained. For women, lengths vary from short to long, depending on the allure. The men’s shirts, trousers and jackets are all meticulously tailored, yet versatile and casual in appearance. Materials are lightweight and transitional, including crisp cotton, cotton-linen and viscose. Knits also feature prominently throughout, and reveal interesting technique.
The collection’s accessories include a profusion of novel bag designs, with an extravagance of new hues, shapes, and material combinations, such as colorful grainy goatskin and bright snakeskin. For women’s shoes, there are ballerina flats, open-toed sandals, and high heels that lace up in the front or at the ankle; each shoe is calibrated to accentuate the silhouette. For men, the shoes are a cross between a sneaker and a brogue, and have a casual feel to match the clothing.
Women’s jewellery in sterling silver echoes the deconstructed feeling of the clothing, intriguingly crafted with what appear to be cracks, breaks and distortions that reveal delicate woven details, resulting in pieces with imperfect beauty.