BOTTEGA VENETA – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW
The Bottega Veneta Fall 2012 collection was a breath of fresh air amidst a season that has consistently shown oversized, voluminous looks. Designer Tomas Maier departed from Bottega Veneta’s usual flowing, loose silhouette in favor of a crisply tailored, form-fitting collection. Maier used dense, opaque fabrics accented by prints and embroidery that highlighted the figure. Coat dresses and suits had a New Look silhouette, with slightly padded hips and nipped in at the waist, while an abundance of Oscar-worthy gowns were shown in everything from simple shifts adorned with jeweled brooches, to stretch velvet, to bold floral prints. The fall Bottega Veneta collection presented a vision of attainable glamour and elegance that translates easily into the modern woman’s wardrobe.
Text by Emily Kirkpatrick