Bottega Veneta has become lord of the covertness blockbuster crusade drop (remember Sheila Atim and her flawless couch?) For the arrival of its Wardrobe 02 assortment, inventive chief Daniel Lee called upon no less than 30 persuasive figures to show the pre-fall 2021 alter. Among them? Rappers Skepta, Slowthai and Little Simz, music industry legends Neneh Cherry and Tricky, Small Axe star Malachi Kirby, who just scooped his first BAFTA, London’s first youngsters’ laureate Caleb Femi, and Vogue’s own Venetia Scott.
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The pool of creatives stand their ground against prepared models Anna Ewers and Anok Yai in the Tyrone Lebon-lensed lookbook of Lee’s most recent work: a container of present day fundamentals. Pieces to live in, for example, smooth calfskin fitting, are joined by others to flavor them up with, including an awesome Bottega-green halterneck dress gleaming with paillettes. “Homegrown style,” peruses the press notes.
The resonating takeaway from the Bottega-refrain, not surprisingly, is the frill. Puddle boots arrive in an intense egg-yolk yellow (as demonstrated by Scott and Simz), while Bloc boots are recently radiant and stifled with miniature precious stones (look to the craftsman Sue Webster for the shoulders-back, hips-forward certainty with which to wear them). The Mount –a smooth calfskin envelope style – is the significant satchel center and will check the container for Daniel Lee acolytes actually weighing up whether to put resources into a Chain Pouch or Cassette (Italian entertainer Valeria Golino’s raintree colourway looks especially stylish).
loset 02’s not difficult to-wear recommendation, added with effective, Instagrammable purchases, fills the hole until the following Bottega salon show. Lee has positively set the bar high. Last season’s Sadler’s Wells show saw Kanye West stand out as truly newsworthy, in spite of the reality the occasion was covered in complete mystery. Support yourselves, the Bottega juggernaut proceeds apace.