Leave it to Bottega Veneta to create a clutch that requires a double take. Or three. Plain old straw simply won’t do for the elegant Mr. Maier. Instead, he takes lush leather and fashions it to resemble the laidback material as a haphazard trim. He doesn’t stop there: we get a further upgrade, courtesy of [...]
I love so many things about leather, naturally, but best thing about it may be its far-reaching versatility. Thanks to stamping, molding, and big imaginations, leather can take on any mood, anywhere. Whether it’s in the form of animal prints, quintessential intrecciato, Baroque opulence, or polka dots, the embossing of leather doesn’t just provide intriguing [...]
Yes, we have the sophisticated saddle bag, but the equine trend goes much deeper than that, as in the feed bag. These aren’t drawstring bucket totes. Those are just ugly and gross. This is a slouchy design that falls somewhere between hobo and bucket. A relaxed everyday bag is the best shape for summer, so [...]
There is something about a pristine white bag that makes the heart race. By definition, white is not a contrasting color, but what better to pair with a brightly colored outfit than a starkly different bag that will stand out? Yes, these are preciously pallid, but don’t fear – they’re not as fragile as you [...]
When it comes to Bottega Veneta’s studied, expertly paced Fall ’13 show, it’s most fitting to start with the end: a 24-karat gold and diamond knot-topped clutch closed a stellar collection from the house. Small in scale and immense in impact, it’s something of a metaphor for Tomas Maier’s design philosophy.
The spring flowers will be blooming soon, but you want to get the jump on them. Pastels this year will be coming courtesy of bags – mellow yellows, mint greens, sky blues, etc. They’re like Easter eggs for adults! I’m over neon and ready to bring back the softer shades of my youth. So let’s [...]