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Bottega VenetaSpring Summer 2015 Milan

Runway Review
9/20/2014 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

What is modern luxury? That’s a question which seems to preoccupy some designers in Milan more than others. At yesterday’s shows, the latest in the Italian spring/summer 2015 season, brands which rely on old ideas were eclipsed by fresh propositions.

The day began well with Bottega Veneta, where denim and gingham were elevated far from their prairie roots. Easy, breezy dresses were patchworked, pleated and adorned with strips of sequins, paillettes and caviar-like beads. We’re definitely not in Kansas any more. There was plenty in this collection for modern-day ladies who lounge; the slouchiness of knee-length cardigans, jersey and cotton leggings and knit shorts, was emphasised by a washed-out palette of sky blue, sand and the palest of pinks. That softness was repeated in languid silk and supple suede. Backstage, creative director Tomas Maier said his choice of fabric was influenced by modern life, chiefly his own: “I wear a lot of denim myself.” He was inspired by dancers: “Not so much the performance” but rather “a dancer on her way to rehearsal”.

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9/20/2014 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

What is modern luxury? That’s a question which seems to preoccupy some designers in Milan more than others. At yesterday’s shows, the latest in the Italian spring/summer 2015 season, brands which rely on old ideas were eclipsed by fresh propositions.

The day began well with Bottega Veneta, where denim and gingham were elevated far from their prairie roots. Easy, breezy dresses were patchworked, pleated and adorned with strips of sequins, paillettes and caviar-like beads. We’re definitely not in Kansas any more. There was plenty in this collection for modern-day ladies who lounge; the slouchiness of knee-length cardigans, jersey and cotton leggings and knit shorts, was emphasised by a washed-out palette of sky blue, sand and the palest of pinks. That softness was repeated in languid silk and supple suede. Backstage, creative director Tomas Maier said his choice of fabric was influenced by modern life, chiefly his own: “I wear a lot of denim myself.” He was inspired by dancers: “Not so much the performance” but rather “a dancer on her way to rehearsal”.


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