2011 Fall Milan Fashion Week: Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta began with Karolina Kurkova in a shaggy mustard coat and bouffant 'do — a seemingly direct ode to the '60s lady — before morphing into something much more modern and original. Designer Tomas Maier made ingenious use of fabrics and textures to tweak classic silhouettes like prim skirtsuits and make them feel young again. Sheer panels trimmed coats, lace was cut into strips and draped along the front of dresses, and an ombré effect on rough-edged skirts looked as though an artist had spray-painted it black. This was no '60s housewife. The collection was ultra cool, but completely sophisticated.
- Trends: Draping, lace, '60s, colorblocking, boucé.
- Colors: Mustard, orange, purple, slate green, black, black ombré, white.
- Key Looks: The lace-detailed cocktail dresses were incredible.
- Accessories: White tights, delicate t-strap shoes, an amazing python bag.
- Who Would Wear It: Polished girls who take sartorial risks and can pull it off, like Kate Bosworth and Diane Kruger.