Bottega Veneta combines elegant chic and menswear-inspired clothes in the Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Designed in black, red and mauve colors the collection includes minimalist elegant dresses, black menswear-inspired outfits and red and grey leather ensembles.
Some of the pieces are really an understated elegance. The tight-fitting midi dresses decorated with peplums or frill are elegant but simple with just enough detail to make the piece stand out. Other details in such dresses vary between assymetric necks, cut outs and padded shoulders.
Other pieces are designed in Oriental style with kimono-like sleeves and wrap necks. Some of the dresses come in printed fabrics also decorated with peplums, cut outs and wrap neck.
The menswear-inspired part of the collection features trouser suits with square shoulders, pleats, and tailored wide-leg shorts. Some items look oversize, for instance, ultra long trousers and an overall.
The collection also includes some outerwear. It’s the oversize and kimono-like coats and dressy trenches. They are paired with pleat pants that cover the toes of models’ shoes. The elegant turtleneck sweaters substitute for the absence of big collars in coats. Though in the trenches they are (the collars) are more prominent.
There are also elegant maxi dresses in the line that are both minimalist and bohemian. The floor-length creations come in muted colors with draped skirts and high necks.
One of the jumpsuits in the collection might have a deceptive similarity to a floor-length dress thanks to its wide flowing silhouettes cinched at the waist.
The looks in the collection are accessorized with wide belts, court shoes, and laced-up pumps as well as weaved leather belt bags, mini bags and clutches. Some models wear oversize gloves and leather cuff bracelets. The menswear-inspired footwear can also be seen in some outfits.
The collection is a beautiful mix of femininity and strict silhouettes. The understated elegance translates from colors to the designs that are not too minimalistic but also not too embellished.
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