Eclecticism and freedom with Bottega Veneta Women's SS16

“For me, being outside is the number one thing. The more I can get out of an urban environment, the better it gets. This collection started with the outdoors, hiking, sailing, big nature.” says Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director.

Bottega Veneta’s Spring Summer 2016 collection expresses eclecticism and freedom in its series of individual, highly realised pieces. Specific fabrics and techniques are eccentrically mixed, crossing between the technical and the romantic. Functionality provides decoration: look out for hiking rope, clasps, drawstring pulls and grommets. Another curious detail seen in the new collection is the asymmetry of the sail that defines crisp, voluminous dresses.

“It’s about materials and what you can do with them. We create all our own materials, so we can push ahead and do something different. This is for the individual, the eccentric, the exceptional.” adds Tomas Maier.

Bags feature leather or exotic skin rope trims that echo the collection, alongside bags with marquetry in exotic skins and a revisited slouchy style from the Bottega Veneta archive. Sterling silver jewelry looks aged, as if gold has worn off, with tourmalines and smoked quartz, often in a new S-link. New cats-eye sunglasses feature metal rope details, which look as if they were woven through and then extended out to become the stems.

Shoes are flat, like patent sailing slip-ons with a fine tyre tread, espadrille lace-ups and platform clogs, as well as trekking sandals, each one with its own unique webbing as if repaired on the road.

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