Where previous seasons have seen Creative Director Tomas Maier forge a strong, luxury aesthetic built on athletic codes, yesterday’s show saw the Bottega Veneta man (and the occasional woman) showcasing both a new silhouette – tailored slim trousers and lean, elongated bodies – and a series of innovative material pairings; cue a bomber jacket in haze multi-plaid shearling and boiled wool, and a Barolo bonded lamb and brushed wool trench coat.
Subtlety took precedence – as Maier stated, the Veneta man requires ‘no tricks, nothing ostentatious’. From afar it’s the slick sophistication that catches your eye, upon closer inspection the intricate detailing gains focus, just consider that rich, spray-painted cashmere or those needle-punched check details on knits and double-breasted coats. Crocodile document holders are the ideal finishing touch.
Bolts of dark green, red and blue punctuated the predominantly monochrome outerwear. Whilst checked tweed featured juxtaposed against bonded leather pieces, including belted trenches and trousers zipped down the legs. Bowling shoes – both slip-on a lace-up – or soft calf boots completed each look.
From head to toe the Bottega Veneta man is dressed with a sharp eye and an even sharper fedora brim.
GALLERYCatwalk images from Bottega Veneta FW16