The Bottega Veneta collection was a bit hit and miss this season. As always, the handbags were strong and extra luxe coming in crocodile, ostrich skin and natural lizard and dresses were a combination of the classic pieces you would expect from the brand alongside more experimental pieces but there were quite a few anomalies thrown in there too.
The show opened with a series of bustier spaghetti strapped printed styles in shades like green and blue and as the collection progressed, Thomas Maier got more playful with them as he played with sheer panelling and leather on long sleeved styles that felt fresh and interesting. Shiny leather also came on a dark grey dress and also on a softly printed skirt teamed with a printed knitted top that worked.
But there were a handful of rogue looks to like one featuring slouched patchwork jeans with a long fringed scarf and a relaxed fit blazer. If you're questioning where Bottega Veneta and streetwear meet, you're on my wave length. A purple fringed scarf teamed with a matching sequin top styled under a brown cropped leather jacket was equally as baffling but it wasn't too bad. The bright colour dresses that appeared towards the end of the collection that came printed with soft pleating and others with knot details around the neckline were chic and effortless but in a playful way and the mesh overlay details along the bottom of dresses added a different spin on the brand's otherwise classic aesthetic.