Milan ’08 Fashion Week. Less Is More at Bottega Veneta

February 21, 2008 • Fashion Shows


The hideous blue ruffle number disguised as a coat that opened Bottega Veneta’s show was, fortunately, anything but a foreshadowing of the collection. Thank god! What followed was consistency and timelessness with a modern twist (due to Thomas Maier‘s visionary contribution to the label that originated with only leather accessories). Showing looks in the same color from head-to-toe didn’t surprise me, as it came across as very lady-like in its modest clamor for attention. It also represented the simple, clean lines that Bottega Veneta is well known for. The high necklines and structured shoulders reinforced the notion of unpretentiousness while still possessing an ultra-luxurious look. As for the satin flower belts? Too many bells and whistles. Stick with what you do best and we’ll keep coming back.

—Emilie Furda

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