I’ve recently read somewhere that sample designs shown to the buyers are often better than the pieces that are later sold in the shops. Perhaps, it’s true for some labels, but when it comes to Bottega Veneta you just know everything, absolutely everything, every tiny stitch, button and zipper, is going to be absolutely painfully perfect.
After Chanel and before Bottega Pre-Fall 2013 shows I was slowly getting into fashion hibernation. There were beautiful clothes here and there, but nothing really moved me.
Then the miracle of Tomas Maier happened again and I felt the tears coming a bit too close to the surface. I loved this collection. I love every element of it – the structure, the muted colours, the simplicity of lines, the feeling of comfort and protection that would come from wearing one of those stunning coats. I loved the choices of fabric, pumps and dreamy bags. I couldn’t get enough of the dresses and jackets. I had an urge of hugging the clothes, giving them names and making them my best friends.
I am a woman, I love all things beautiful. And I really am in love with Bottega Veneta. Maybe even more than I’ve even imagined.
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