Superlative laissez-faire

Bottega Veneta FW14
12 January 2014
Photography

The smooth sound of Beyoncé’s Superpower with the apt line ‘tough love’ filled the venue as the first looks strolled down the runway, a perfect fit for the collection – fine clothes with a strong, masculine edge.

Military olive greens set a tone of strength, and were juxtaposed by the softness and looseness of shapes. Flowing wool and flannel trouser-pants looked smart and as comfortable as pyjamas – perfect for an athletic and, later after Pimms, relaxed laissez-faire afternoon.

Fully reversible coats added versatility, and built in detachable scarves prepared you perfectly for an open-topped drive to the country home.
Jackets with wide, elasticated ribbed waists supplied a taught structure to the slightly boxy top silhouette; stylish and cool.

The accessory of the season, the ‘Gardena bag’ – a satchel with wide strap big enough to fit your lacrosse kit in – was made in part from Ostrich.
This was a collection that spoke of effortless, relaxed style. The perfect accompaniment for the day-to-day comfort of a Bottega man.

GALLERYBackstage at this show

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