Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The Runway Sniper #55

Below: Bottega Veneta Fall Winter 2010 Womenswear... where the silhouette is the focus...

Below: Once again, Bottega Veneta Fall Winter 2010 Womens' accessories do not disappoint... gorgeous colours and luxurious leathers...

Bottega Veneta Fall Winter 2010 Womenswear And Accessories

You probably have read the reviews from or Vogue or New York Times (Especially Cathy Horyn's 'harsh' critic of Milan's offering for Fall Winter 2010), here's the official press information straight from Bottega Veneta explaining the concept behind their latest Fall winter 2010 women's collection.

Fashion is an artform... a subjective expression of beauty where there's no right or wrong. It's more a case of resonating with an individuals' taste and appreciation. So the best way to determine if you like the collection is to read the rationale behind the designs, then judge if you are a fan or not. I love reading about the designers's point of view (some can prove very profound, others more straight forward) and the intent for present certain ideas. Bottega Veneta's Fall Winter 2010 designs stresses on the fluidity and silhouette of the clothes on a women's body... a simple focus but there is something more complex in achieving that than mere words. Tomas Maier however executed the idea well enough, sending yet another beautiful collection down the runway. Those draping dresses and structured leather jackets are definitely something to watch out for, as does the croco leather bags which expresses a pure sense of luxury.

Here's the press release:

For Fall-Winter 2010/2011, Bottega Veneta presents a collection centered on line and movement. A dark, rich palette of ink blue, chocolate, bottle green, carbon gray, and black predominates, occasionally illuminated by touches of iridescent metallics. The silhouette is an envelope, narrow and long, structured at the top and fluid at the bottom. Materials such as washed silk twill, Japanese triacetate cady, crinkled chiffon, silk chiffon, silk crepe, and silk-and-cashmere jersey outline and enhance the movement of the body, while compact wool, cashmere, brocade, double-knit wool, and shearling create a more constructed line. Handbags, which are worn across the body, range from large, sporty hunting bags to small evening purses. Shoes have two aspects: those made of suede and satin are designed to disappear; others, in metallic and iridescent leathers, command attention. Jewelry is made of antique sterling silver, colored enamel, and sweet water pearls.

“The silhouette is the focus of the collection,” says Creative Director Tomas Maier. “It starts powerfully, with a structured shoulder, then becomes gentler and more fluid on the bottom. Only when a woman moves do you see the line of body, the completion of the silhouette.”

Source: Bottega Veneta

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