If off-duty models are a common source of style inspiration, Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta would argue that off-duty dancers have plenty to add to the conversation. For Spring/Summer 2015, Bottega Veneta’s presentation was an elegant pas de bourrée through the world of dance and its lithe, sublime contributions to fashion.
The first look is simple enough: a nude leotard topped with a nubby knit cardigan. Smartly executed Henleys and leggings followed, topped with crisp moto jackets or languid trenches. Maier’s technique is ingenious, lending commercial appeal to luxury in a straightforwardly appealing way. You’d never to think to wear tank and leggings with a trench coat in a soft buttercup shade of yellow, but on the Bottega Veneta runway, the look is gorgeous. The ballerina gets a preppy spin in tomboyish collegiate separates, and bears her innocence forth in modest midi-length dresses in denim and adorable gingham. Even quiet girls deserve to cause style envy, and for the introvert with great taste, Bottega Veneta is grace in motion.
Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree