The new resort collection of the Italian House makes us crave for sunny weather.
Text: Mariannie Samara
Prints, or the idea of prints, must be the thing that Tomas Maier –the director of Bottega Veneta House- had in mind for the resort collection of 2014. Real craftsmanship is obvious in the entire collection. The cotton dresses are decorated with fringes, embroidered with lace, or richly embellished in the trimmings. Macramé pieces are worn over the dresses, adding them an ethnic touch. The block prints make us think of abstract art works, while the brushstroke-like designs resemble the colours of the sun.
The lines remain simple and clear. Pleated skirts, loose shorts, easy going sundresses and A-line pieces, make the collection seem a bit laid back, yet so sophisticated. In every outfit also, one can observe a common factor: the feminine, highlighted waist.
Colours, in addition, are basically neutrals, interrupted by bold colour statements. The interesting thing is that Maier managed successfully to match red with grey and black, and beige with blue and black.
The items, though, that stand out the most, are the shoes. Loafers, brogues and ballerinas with kitten heels, all bi-coloured, were made from traditional craftsmen in Morocco. Lastly, the bags are ombre-hued in colours similar to the outfits.