Milan Fashion Week Coverage: Bottega Veneta Fall 2015 Collection

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An elevated sense of tone and intensity set the Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2015 show up for success, as Tomas Maier turned away from his feminine aesthetic to embrace an ultra-modern makeover of 1960s and 1970s styles. After the onslaught of retro-inspired presentations at Fashion Week, a dalliance with past decades surprised no one when it popped up at Bottega Veneta, but Maier’s take is highly polished and wonderfully sophisticated.

Photo: Courtesy of Imaxtree

Subtlety was out the window as Maier tightened his grip on optic patterns and vivid hues. The result of his commitment to graphic maximalism was a future-forward collection comprised of trippy graphics, artistically appointed knitwear, and a juxtaposition between relaxed, masculine tailoring and angular, unusual silhouettes. To drive a modernized mood home, Maier showed casual separates decorated with monochrome or neon polka dots laid out on a grid. Sturdy knit outerwear was covered in multi-colored paint strokes, at times paired with flared trousers in matching hues. One of Maier’s best inventions was an awesome blocking effect that trimmed geometric panels with gold-dipped edges. Asymmetrical tailoring informed multiple looks, building up an artistic angle, while embossed patterns support the collection’s innate futurism. Creativity soared at Bottega Veneta for Fall/Winter 2015, and marked a turning point for the brand. Yet for all the eye-popping surfaces, the clothes were all remarkably wearable, nailing the pragmatic theme of the season.

Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree

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