Matthieu Blazy was inspired by cultures from around the world, for his SS24 collection for Bottega Veneta.
Moving away from the strict Italian codes for his recent collections, he was instead inspired by wide-ranging influences.
Cultural influences from far-flung destinations, such as South America and Southeast Asia, as well as Russia and some closer to home – such as Brittany and Sicily.
The result was a mens and womenswear capsule with an eclectic mix of fabrics, and structures ranging from the sleek and fitted to oversized.
There were tongue-in-cheek Surrealist juxtapositions too. A striped shirt and wide tie, that would not look out of place in a traditional 90s office, paired with a men’s leather trouser-sarong complete with tassels.
At a time when many of the big fashion houses are looking back into their archives, Blazy’s Bold New World offered a refreshing burst of new creativity at this year’s Milan Fashion Week.