Bottega Veneta Spring 2014 fashion show

For Spring 2014, Bottega Veneta explores the possibilities of material and volume. The collection ranges in palette, proportion, but shares a singular femininity and modernity. The palette of the season is dichotomous, with clearly defined groupings of intense darks and pale neutrals. The dark hues include black, various greys, admiral blue, navy, espresso, army green, aubergine, burned red and a dusty shade of salmon reminiscent of roman palazzo facades. On the lighter side, the shades encompass mud, sand and mist with touches of a very crisp white.

Of special note this season is a fabric created by Bottega Veneta, woven of nearly equal parts cotton and copper thread, resulting in material with a particular look and hand. Additional materials, though less prominent, include silk organza, silk satin, cotton poplin, compact crepe, cotton jersey plissé, fine nappa and mohair thread. There are no prints in the collection; however the idea of print is achieved through the technique of embroidery and swatching, meticulously crafted and artfully applied, to create compelling texture as well as a multi dimensional effect.

Spring’s shoe is a feminine, loosely woven sling back sandal with a pointed squared-off tip. Volume and proportion of each look determines its shoe height. Drawing inspiration from the idea of a monocle, the jewelry of the season features rock crystal, circular in shape and varied in size, is set in blackened sterling silver, and at times accented with yellow or rose gold. From necklaces and brooches to bracelets and belts, the range is simultaneously architectural and organic. Top-handled frame bags in lizard, shiny Madras, cotton tweed or crocodile provide structure and contrast to the season’s relaxed draping.

Bottega Veneta Spring 2014 fashion show video:

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