Spring/Summer 2017 Ready-to-Wear
50th Anniversary of Bottega Veneta: Spring/Summer 2017 Collection
September 24, 2016
This collection marks the 50th anniversary of Bottega Veneta. Creative Director Tomas Maier, expressed he wanted to “celebrate by staying true to the brand and to the ideas of private luxury that are all about the experience of whoever owns our clothes, bags, shoes, jewelry, everything. Bottega Veneta is about the craftspeople. They are the ones with the knowledge, and they are at the heart of the brand. This collection reveals their work at its absolute best.”
To mark the anniversary of the house, fifteen bags have been brought back from the archive, including the intrecciato clutch carried by Lauren Hutton in “American Gigolo.” Fifteen new bag styles will also be presented, each one displaying the remarkable craftsmanship of the Bottega Veneta workshop.
To accessorize the collection, wedge heels are made using the San Crispino construction, in a variety of styles from lace-ups and saddle shoes to open-toe ankle straps and slingbacks. Jewelry is floral, with sterling silver enameling to create the look of worn-down heirlooms passed between generations.
For Creative Director Tomas Maier, “It is always about simple and easy things that are special for those people who appreciate them. The hard work in their creation is invisible to the eye, the result a pleasure to wear.”