September 24, 2012 Spring 2013 Milan Fashion Week: Bottega Veneta – By Andrea Mestrovic – It is the season of the dress – according to the faultless Bottega Veneta lead creator, Tomas Maier. For Spring/Summer 2013, Maier designed a collection jam-packed with the celebrated one piece, and yet there was enough frenzy for every one of his zealous aficionados. The show opened with a grouping of 1940s soft-shoulder, short-sleeve tea dresses in muted reds and pinks – a most delicious blush color palette. Then the tune changed and Maier’s legendary subversive glamour emerged with seductive fringed corset dresses, studded skirts, and point d’esprit cardigans tucked into decorous bead-embellished skirts. “There are many different ways a woman can present herself,” said the designer backstage after the show. He also cited fluidity as a source of desire; all his pieces, even the laser-cut appliquéd dresses, gently hugged the body, allowing for a slight trace of curvy silhouettes to show through, suggestively. For a brand that is celebrated for its persuasive accessories, Bottega Veneta once again shocks and delights with a whole new purpose for a thin sachel-esque clutch – carried as such despite the straps, which essentially work to add dimension and complexity. Tough and sweet is how Maier describes his Spring/Summer 2013 collection, and isn’t that what we all desire? – – Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on oliviapalermo.com/author/andrea – – Photos courtesy of Style.com – Follow us on Bloglovin’ Email About the Author Andrea Mestrovic Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on http://oliviapalermo.com/author/andrea Twitter Previous articleSnapped: At Piperlime Next articleSpring 2013 Milan Fashion Week: Marni You may also like November 26, 2015 Olivia’s Obsession: Jimmy Choo Lockett Petite Bag November 24, 2015 Olivia’s Must Have: Zara’s Floral and Pearl Motif Necklace November 23, 2015 Lines We Love: MayraFedane November 20, 2015 Who What Wear’s Celebrity Street Style Star of the Year!