Bottega Veneta presents Women's Fall-Winter 2012-13 collection
February 25, 2012: Bottega Veneta's Fall/Winter 2012-13 collection follows strict precision and disarming allure. The silhouette is long and sharply delineated, with narrow squared shoulders and skinny sleeves, a small waist, and gently enhanced hips. Pants are lean and close to the leg. Skirts and dresses end below the knee, often with a slight flare at the back. Overall the look is sleek and covered up.
Dark colours predominate, including black, maroon, Bering and Tourmaline blue, and forest green. An occasional touch of plum, mauve, teal, or burnt orange stands out against the deep palette. Neutrals such as the gray-beige Gainsborough and gray Shadow serve as a quiet backdrop.
Materials used include compact wools, closely woven crepes of various fibers, and deep Japanese velvets. Sequins, beads and metallic thread give a perpetual shine, while tri-dimensional effects are obtained through fraying, tearing and velour embroideries.
Bags are soft, hand-carried, and lavishly crafted, blending weaving and passamaneria techniques. Boots are low-heeled and of various heights. "Mary Jane's' are multicolored or embroidered. Jewellery, in contrast to the stealth surface of the fabrics, shines with the gleam of highly polished sterling silver and white gold, and the glint of rock crystal, agate, and pale semi-precious stones.
In all, a classic collection for a woman who knows how to impress!