Bottega Veneta FW20 saw creative director Daniel Lee present a tightly edited collection of elevated classics and reimagined silhouettes. The look was slim and slick with a focus on high-waisted trousers with slits at the hem that flared out tastefully over chunky boots. Classic jackets, sweaters and vests were cropped high on the waist, further accentuating the willowy silhouette. A peek-a-boo crocheted shirt and an iteration of the cummerbund punctuated the otherwise minimal collection. Trench coats in wool and leather layered over knits anchored the collection with their wearability and flexibility, cornerstones of any well rounded wardrobe and dependable pieces that will stand the test of time.
Bottega’s signature weave the Intercciato appeared on soft clutches that accompanied many of the looks, almost pillowy in their appearance, they provided a contrast to the severe symmetry of the looks. Lee pushed the weave to the extreme with a blown-up version as seen on a sand coloured padded sleeveless coat, a look that married practicality with the house codes. Colour was present in the neon greens that accented eyewear, shirt collars, as well as their new boots, which retain the chunky silhouette favoured by Lee but have been mindfully made to be fully biodegradable. If this was Lee looking towards the future, he’s definitely got us intrigued to see where he bringing Bottega Veneta next.
See the latest collection here.