Runway Report: Bottega Veneta AW18

Marking the opening of Bottega Veneta’s new flagship store on Madison Avenue, the Italian brand decamped to to show in NYC this season. The show’s production, staged in the American Stock Exchange, followed the store’s retro modernist design, with furniture also coming from their home line.

Tomas Maier took inspiration for fall/winter 2018 from the city itself; “the colours, the skyline, all the beautiful buildings. Every architect left something here to make a statement”. A line of casually cool separates ensued with panelling in geometric forms, based loosely on skylines and rusty hues inspired by everything from brickwork to railings and old elevators.
Retro colour combinations and shapes remained a constant throughout – noted especially in the outerwear with boxy flight jackets and beatnik furs. We also loved pajama-esque suits and jumpsuits complete with roomy trench coats slung nonchalantly over the top.
Mustard yellow and deep raspberry tones continued as two of the must-have tones for fall, whilst satin looks set to make quite the comeback next season.

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