Tomas Maier’s Fall 2014 Bottega Veneta collection was all about the jagged edge. Rather than prints, fabrics in contrasting colors were combined along scratchy diagonal lines, putting a new spin on colorblocking in shades of burgundy, chartreuse, deep purple, beige, black, and white. Later, the looks took on a more patchwork-inspired feel, mixing fabrics like leather and satin, sheer chiffon and wool.
Beautiful fit-and-flare fur coats with stand-up collars were belted at the waist in shades of rich plum and camel. There was also a stunning statement coat — double breasted with wide lapels and concealed buttons — in a scratchy black-and-white print that matched day dresses in the same monochromatic hues.
The show finished with a procession of dresses in beautiful, swirled kaleidoscope textures and smoky prints, most in what has become the modern Bottega Veneta trademark shape — a reworking of the classic knee-length tea dress with cap sleeves — perfect for the lady who lunches!