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Bottega Veneta


THE GREAT ERASE
Milan: Throughout Tomas Maier’s understated F/W 13 Bottega Veneta collection what he left out became as important as what he chose to highlight, the serene mood hinging on the smallest of details. Monochrome ensembles in camel, navy and black looked almost blank due to covered buttons, while even leather jackets with subtle cargo pockets had an interesting erased appearance. Maier’s palette created a similar effect, as indistinct roses, lavender and plum put a new tranquil twist on double-breasted suiting. The presentation closed with fuzzy, digitized checks, an illusion of texture as quietly composed as the entirety of this confidently calm season.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Relaxed / Layered / Squared

Color: Black / Cream / Navy / Camel / Plum / Chambray blue / Lavender / Pale rose / Charcoal

Key Items: Short jackets with round shoulders / Slim trousers / Sporty hooded duffel coats / Cardigan jackets / Patchworked sweaters / Leather suiting / Slim turtlenecks

Materials: Bonded wool / Leather / Shearling / Nylon blends / Satin / Silks

Print + Pattern: Patchworking / Faded digitized checks

Details + Trim: Hoods / Shawl collars / Contrast lining / Zippers / Leather patches / Covered buttons / Cargo pockets / Beading

Accessories + Footwear: Tasseled wingtips / Embossed portfolio and brief cases / Slim tote bags / Duffel weekenders / Woven leather bags / Medium-wide ties / Two-tone penny loafers

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