Bottega Veneta’s Spring/Summer 2018 men’s and women’s collections begin with our perennial starting point: Color. A deep sense of contrast defines women’s ready-to-wear. Silhouettes are clean and utilitarian, with echoes of workwear in patch-pocket jackets. The simplicity is juxtaposed with exquisite embellishment. The visually delightful studding of jewels, mirrors and metal eyelets used throughout is labor-intensive, each one painstakingly placed by hand.
The optimistic palette draws from the Marble Room at Kedleston Hall, a grand Palladian-style country house by British architect Robert Adam: the delicate rose of its walls, the ocean-blue in its frescoes and the rich array of swirling hues in its soaring Corinthian marble columns.
This season, Bottega Veneta celebrates its iconic tagline “When Your Own Initials Are Enough” with an exceptional new personalization program. For women, the Palio Tote and BV73 come with stitched croc or leather letters in a sophisticated tone-on-tone. For men, large weekenders and totes have a bold but clean color-block with a blank band for embossed shadow letters or stitched versions in leather or croc. The ultimate: a lush gray ostrich tote with stitched croc letters. The bags are soft and weightless but roomy. Clever charms allow for yet more personality.