Bottega Veneta SS18 filled us with simple optimism on a sunny Saturday morning in Milan.
The colours, clean silhouettes and mix of shapes make for a reliable summer uniform – something that is easy yet beautifully made.
Inspired by delicate rose and ocean blue colours of the Marble Room in Kedleston Hall, a grand Palladian-style country house by British architect Robert Adam, the hues felt balanced and feminine. The neutral rain jackets would be ideal for battling April showers while boho fringe dress might make an appearance at Coachella. But don’t be fooled, this Veneta girl has some edge.
Simple pieces were lifted with embellishment like studded jewels, mirror and metal eyelets along with exotic skins used in applique and trim. The seventies fringing of tiny glass beads modeled on Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkwoski and Hailey Baldwin felt fresh and elegant and the one pieces modeled by Sara Sampaio and Kendall Jenner stood out for their geometric print and couture-level detail.
The champion pieces? We see the red short-sleeved coat with gold studding worn by Adwoa Aboah and Wing-Tip City Knot bags selling out as soon as they hit the shop floor – if not beforehand.
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