Bottega Veneta Spring 2020 - Runway Review
September 20, 2019
Bottega, Bottega, Bottega. It has admittedly been some time since the sleepy fashion house resonated on the lips of influencers like a new iPhone launch. But seemingly overnight, Bottega Veneta, under the tutelage of Daniel Lee, has become "the" brand of the moment. His sophomore effort continued to push forward his momentum, churning out many must-haves that will keep cash registers ringing.
“Spring 2020 evolves the codes we are building at Bottega Veneta,” Lee explained in a statement. “Our focus is on process and clarity; immediate and direct.” Utilizing refined techniques of disruptive weaving and hands-on knotting -- two Bottega hallmarks -- Lee injected doses of modernism to create silhouettes that were at once unique and timeless. The play on proportion was beautifully rendered in everything from cut to color.
In a continuation from fall, Lee expounded on the pieces that worked best -- but done in a warm and desirable array. Clingy ribbed-knit dresses with interesting twisting elements and cutouts; glimmering dresses that sparkled for a night out; monochromatic jumpsuits in butter soft leather and a softer take on women's tailoring. All in all, this was a sporty collection that played on the notion of the active woman's lifestyle. Colors were saturated and luxe: tones of black, chocolate brown, gold, tapioca, orange and blue warmly complemented the many opulent necklaces the models wore alongside their fabulous supersized intrecciato hobo bags.
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