Runway Report: Bottega Veneta Fall 2017

For fall 17, Bottega Veneta opted for 1940s Hollywood glamour, with a strictly formal collection for both men and women.

“The men’s and the women’s complement each other. They were designed at the same time and speak the same language,” said Creative Director Tomas Maier in a statement.

Shoulders proved to be a major focus for Maier. They were peaked, puffed, straight and rounded, anchoring a lean silhouette that projected power-woman determination. In some creations, goat hair fur, velvet details, embroidery and studs accentuated the exaggerated shoulder lines further.

Riding trousers were the staple for daywear, worn with tucked-sweaters and knee-high boots. For the evening Maier designed long dresses that appeared like liquid metal, skirts and long capes embellished with studs.

The color palette included plenty of black, which was worn alongside terracotta, ochre, brown, burgundy and blue.

The men’s wear reflected a similar polished approach with a range of tuxedos in traditional tailored shapes for night and more casual fitting ones for day.

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