Bottega Veneta Fall 2020 - Runway Review
February 23, 2020
Outerwear led the charge at Daniel Lee's fall Bottega Veneta show -- a modern, Matrix-inspired cowboy rodeo, Italian style. Designed with the new millennial in mind, slick, tailored black coats came fast and furious in everything from wool to black stretch fabric. Worn underneath the elongated silhouettes were pops of acid-wash neon on extended collars and cuffs that lit up the face. As for the season's fascination with all things fringe, it was a true "Spaghetti Western" with the bulk of items, from bags to skirts to pants featuring stringy fringe. Slim bootcut pants zipped open at the side to reveal next season's must-have footwear -- essentially square-toed versions of Fryes. For evening glamour, Lee delivered long-sleeve, sparking dresses with drawstrings up the side and along the sleeves. But the embellished jeans really had hearts swooning: high-waisted and flared leg, they were the most fun piece to come down the runway since Gucci showed them in the actual Nineties.