Bottega Veneta Resort 2013
A seasonless assortment of grown-up separates in fluid silhouettes were the touchpoints of Tomas Maier's appealing Resort 2013 collection for Bottega Veneta. The designer looked to art, and particularly the frescoes of Tiepolo and Veronese, for a faded bouquet palette of butter yellow, pale peach, and pistachio, working each hue into powerful head-to-toe monochrome looks — complete with matching shoes and bags.
To capitalize on the season's long selling period — and to capture its neither-here-nor-there transitional spirit — pieces came in light fabrics such as viscose jersey and superfine cashmere, but were styled in lean, ultra-functional layers. Bags — a hallmark for the brand — embodied this same sense of innovative practicality: in addition to leather, the season's intrecciato clutches, satchels, and totes came woven in rubber, metal, and Japanese paper.