Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Milan: Similar to Prada’s show just a couple days ago, the Bottega Veneta collection was all about innocent, girly looks inspired by the Mod 60s, a particular surprise considering designer Tomas Maier’s usual seriousness and intensity. The opening look, a curly lamb coat in an amber hue, set the tone of the show – playful luxury. Boxy jackets and A-line skirts and suits connected with the youthquake movement, but innovative ultra-nubby tweeds brought them to the present. Toward the end of the show, Maier shifted his focus to dense texture prints and lace pieces with moody, web-like patterns, seemingly abandoning the 60s spunk of the opening looks, but the shapes were still there; shifts and sheaths were the predominant pieces (also like Prada, there were no pants). These serious looks were more what one would expect from Maier, and he seemed more comfortable with them, but the youthful opening ensembles showed both his range and his brighter side.
Color: Amber / Bright pink and orange / Brown / Poppy / Cream / White / Black
Key Items: Curly lamb coat / A-line color blocked suit / Lace sheaths
Materials: Nubby tweed / Jersey / Lace / Curly lamb / Ribbed knits / Mesh / Silk Charmeuse
Details + Trim: Color blocking / Piecing / Fringe / Embroidery / Draping
Accessories + Footwear: Python tote / Minaudieres / Stingray handbags / Frame bags / Matching jewel necklaces and earrings / White hosiery / T-strap pumps / Cage-toe T-strap sandals / Simple pumps
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