MFW A/W 12-13: Bottega Veneta

By  February 27, 2012

Thomas Maier took a more seductive approach to his collection for Bottega Veneta this season, highlighting the sensuality of a woman’s body and empowering her form without putting too much flesh on display to great success with editors singing his praises to the Twittersphere (“is this Thomas Maier’s best ever Bottega Veneta show?” asked British Vogue) .

Form fitting looks, be they dresses or suiting, emphasized the body in a season that’s been resplendent with more generous silhouettes and certainly made Maier’s collection stand out. Tailoring was strict, dresses were printed and wrought from cut velvet, sleek, tailoring fitted, black and strong.

Coat dresses and willowy evening columns sporting peplums crafted of feather-like cut pieces of chiffon (thus Bottega ticks the ladylike trend box), like Jil Sander, the strong black palette was interspersed with pretty pinks providing the Bottega Venetta woman with a range of options for Fall 2012. A Bottega lady, according to Maier, should have both a healthy assortment of LBD’s and pretty in pink options for year-round dressing, which was the season (or lack thereof) this collection seemed to channel.

Seductive dark lips completed the looks, giving the girls just that hint of femme fatale, and will no doubt be cropping up in beauty runway round ups in a magazine near you soon.

feather-like cut pieces of chiffon added a distinctive touch

Leather gloves of lengthy proportions added a femme fatale feeling

A hint of pink ensured Bottega Veneta created the year-round wardrobe

Be it dresses or suiting, Bottega Veneta opted for form fitting styles