Bottega Veneta: Spring 2012

Bottega Veneta Spring 2012

Bottega Veneta: Spring 2012

Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier debuted a Spring 2012 collection that focused heavily on color and texture — and we're not complaining. Goddess gowns of billowy chiffon appeared in jeweled hues of purple, ruby, and rust, and cocktail dresses had geometric embellishment that gave them a slightly tribal feel. There were draping and pleating done in ways to give the clothes volume without sacrificing the most important element of warm-weather dressing: breeziness. Finally, this is Bottega, so we expect a fine showing of accessories. For next season, expect a continuation of exotic skins like lizard, ostrich, and crocodile, but with treatments and embellishments to take them to the next standard of luxury.

  • Trends: pleats, tribal, fringe, rich color.
  • Colors: Emerald, purple, orange, ruby.
  • Key Look: An emerald green pleated dress; the red embellished dress, the chiffon goddess gowns.
  • Accessories: Exotic skin bags in ostrich, crocodile, and lizard.
  • Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave luxury, polish, with a touch of modern eclectic — this could be anyone from Kate Bosworth to Julianne Moore.
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