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American Archetypes (Bottega Veneta)

Milan…With a foot in the U.S. much of the time, Tomas Maier decided to explore traditional notions of the American male in his S/S 10 collection. Varsity jackets made from baby-soft suede opened the show, along with classic pique polos modernized with subtle color-blocked details. A crowd favorite was a group of military-inspired looks done in a luxurious way that only Bottega Veneta could achieve. A classic army pant was paired with a wallpaper-printed blazer, while the same fabric in a bomber jacket contrasted nicely with a rolled chino and electric blue crocodile tote. The expected summer element of dip-dye continued on tri-colored cardigans with active shorts and no shoes (how relaxing!). A final group of “fever red” and fuschia suitings and knits looked like the perfect day’s sunset along the Ventura Highway; so seductive and awe-inspiring, just like Maier’s creations each and every season.

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  • Fashiongurl

    The bags are just exquisite-as they are every season! And the return of the “College”- or the penny loafer in colors. Love, Love!

  • Fashiongurl

    and forgot to mention the modern closed toes fisherman sandal
    on a platform! Men love a little extra height- and a “no-show toe” option is a perfect modern alternative….very exciting!

  • The printed blazer is a guaranteed hit.

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