Tomas Maier made a point of avoiding sportswear in favor of tailoring and a strong emphasis on outerwear. “It’s very proper,” he said of the overall effect and his Bottega Veneta Resort 2017 collection confirms it. The 24-piece line-up is extremely wearable, with clean cuts and minimalistic embellishments.
Maier also opted for adding an ultra-chic haute couture touch to his designs by having fun playing with different textures, which resulted into something that is pleasing both to the touch and to the sight, and color-blocking motifs, combined together to either create contrasting prints and patterns.
As for the fabrics, although wool is undeniably the main protagonist in here, Maier chose to interrupt the heavyweight line with sleek materials, multi-colored sequins and even a soft, fuzzy texture he used to create the latest loungewear-inspired wrapped coats.
The color palette is exceptionally diverse, ranging from dusty pastel shades to rich, darker hues, such as deep purple and burgundy. Bright yellows, textured greens and fire reds revamp the line-up, perfectly exemplifying what Maier meant when saying he wanted us to wear something that could make our days brighter and happily last longer.
Besides featuring an array of elegantly feminine must-have coats, the Bottega Veneta cruise 2017 collection gives us a few evening floor-length dresses to covet too, not to mention the leather pencil skirts that give a good name to ‘casual-chic fashion’. As for the dresses, Maier opted for loose figures with belts cinched at the waists, focusing on hourglass silhouettes and draped lines. Contrastingly, the leather skirts almost geometrically wrap the bodies, following the cuts and lines of their respective matching raincoats.
What makes this collection unique is, however, what completes each of the looks, that is the accessory line. Celebrating the label’s unique artisanal background, Maier delivered a few handbags and retro-inspired round-toed shoes that are just to die for.