Everyday luxury at Bottega Veneta
By Volker Ketteniss

Milan: Tomas Maier continued his exploration of modern menswear at the crossroads of tailoring and sportswear that he started last season, but this time the …

Jan 18, 2015
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Milan: Tomas Maier continued his exploration of modern menswear at the crossroads of tailoring and sportswear that he started last season, but this time the two influences felt less amalgamated and their combination had a bold, casual confidence in the way that contrasting items appeared carelessly thrown together into looks. Sharply tailored herringbone tweed blazers were styled with jersey sweat pants, a fair-isle cardigan knit looked inside-out, and silk ties were sloppily tucked inside open necklines and unbuttoned collars. These were clothes meant to work for everyday use, and the collection had a lived-in feel and finish, with washed corduroys, denims, suede, brushed wools, and spongy jerseys featuring alongside sharper tailoring qualities. What made all this work so well was not least the incredible sophisticated colour palette, which set understated autumnal darks against soft vibrant shades of lilac, sulphur yellow, washed pink, mint and rust, and underpinned a sense of relaxed, unfussed luxury. – Volker Ketteniss

Theme:  Everyday luxury

Key Items:  Unstructured overcoats / Corduroy pea coats, suits and joggers / Sharp DB tailoring / Relaxed volume trousers with braces / Reverse fair-isle cardigan / Velvet hoodies and sweat pants / Geometric intarsia sweaters

Color:  Black / Charcoal / Lead grey / Sage green / Burnt orange / Rust / Lilac / Sulphur yellow / Mint / Washed Pink

Materials + Trim:  Shearling / Suede / Brushed wools / Herringbone tweed / Cashmere flannel / Denim / Corduroy / Velvet / Wool jersey

Print + Pattern:  Spliced geometric intarsia / Fair-isle patterns / Muted checks

Accessories + Footwear: Reworked oxfords / Chelsea boots / Intrecciato woven leather tote bags / Ostrich skin backpacks and hold-alls

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