Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Runway Sniper #45

Below: Love the colour palette and most of all, the bag!

Below: There are a few designs for boots this Fall Winter 2010 for Bottega Veneta... this is my favourite! The double buckle flap at the top is a nice touch:-)

Below: This military inspired look feels like a pilot ready for his flight mission!

Below: Love the bag:-P

Below: Sean O'pry in a quiff...

Below: Lovely purple hue for the bag...

Below: The chunky sole shoes reminds me of Jil Sander's FW2008 collection...
(Bolo ties suggests a Texas inspiration, while the quiff hairstyle reminds me of 1950's bad boy, James Dean!)

Below: Details of some of the shoes and bags which I adore from the new collection...

Below: Most of all, I like the hairstyle!

Bottega Veneta Fall Winter 2010 Menswear

I got the press release information for Bottega Veneta's latest Fall Winter 2010 menswear collection. Often profound concepts from the designers can be hard to described faithfully, so I will feature the synopsis of the collection right from the 'horse's mouth'. Here u go, the collection concept from the brand:

MEN ’S FALL-WINTER 2010/2011
For Fall 2010, Bottega Veneta presents a collection characterized by assertive elegance and rebel flair. Unconventional pairings and audacious accessories add a provocative edge to clothes of superlative refinement.

The silhouette, evolved from spring’s jaunty line, is stylized and urbane. Pants are tapered at the leg and full at the top, as they were last season,
but with a slightly higher rise. The jacket is fuller, with a boxy profile, and a more natural shoulder.

The palette is dark, deep, and extravagantly nuanced, marked by subtle gradations of black, carbon gray, ink blue, bottle green, and peat brown. Pattern is equally enigmatic, ranging from shadow stripes and ghosted windowpanes to oblique, over-dyed prints.

Fabrics span the spectrum from formal to sporty and from traditional to technologically advanced.
There are weathered British woolens, sturdy washed cotton, worn corduroy and baby corduroy, washed nappa, and exceptionally soft suede. Moleskin, both fuzzy and smooth, adds depth and texture, as does velvet, which turns up on collars and flaps. There is cashmere, jersey, knitwear of varying gauges, ultra-light nylon, water-repellent silk, and garment-dyed parachute cotton.

There are more than just clothes to consider this fall. A scarf, a bolo tie, distinctive socks, a ring of antique sterling silver – each element adds shade and detail to a narrative of personal style. A soft, ultra-lightweight calfskin bag serves as a luxurious and functional signature. And in a season in which accessories are important, shoes are defining. Boasting a chunky profile and substantial swagger, fall shoes include motorcycle-inspired boots and polished-punk “creepers” of glossy leather and crocodile. Many sport a thick sole of sturdy cuoio.

“In this collection we wanted to address the different ways men visualize themselves,” says Creative Director Tomas Maier. “Bottega Veneta’s goal is always to expand the vocabulary of men’s wear, to add individuality and expression. So there is sophistication, but also playfulness, bravado, eccentricity, rebelliousness – it all depends on how it’s put together.”

As for me, I love the hair on the runway. Very memorable. The collection to me reeks of military accents (a strong trend for Fall Winter 2010!), Texas inspirations (bolo ties on the last few looks of the runway show) and old world 1950's James Dean bad boy charm (the quiff hairstyle!). Love the colours, deep greens has always been my favourite. Again, boots are the rage for a strong masculine look!

Source: Bottega Veneta


elf_sd said...

Great detail photos. Love the winter collection. I can see the design of some sweaters, military pants, tie-dye T- shirts and scarf are similar to those in summer collection. I believe different materials are used. The shoes in this collection are the best so far. Timeless design indeed.

Jonathan said...

I am loving that pinstripe jacket with the corduroy shawl collar and zip closure. I want it! Now!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Yes, Jonathan, that is one amazing jacket!