Bottega Veneta takes sportswear to the next level with their recent Spring/Summer 15 women's Ready-to-Wear collection. Luxe activewear, that first emerged as the hallmark of the American designers in post-Second World War 20th century has now made its way to Italian shores, thanks to Creative Director Tomas Maier. But no, this is not just any regular sportswear. Instead, we have a much more refined and elegant version that their American counterparts were known for, because the SS15 collection takes inspiration from the Fine Arts.
Maier comments that he "was thinking about dance, though not so much the performance aspect than, say, a dancer on her way to rehearsal ... The woman who has beautiful posture, moves her arms gracefully, and has a dancer’s walk—this is what I found inspiring.” These elements were lucidly reflected throughout the collection and it is, without a doubt, one that prima ballerinas would be proud to wear and own.
When it comes to Bottega's bags, let's just say that after seasons of collections that I wasn't particularly fond of, this SS15 collection really hits the sweet spot for me.
The Verdict: My favourites from the collection are definitely the Bauletto style bags in suede with the woven flap details and of course, I'm super excited about the ombre Cabats, that are woven in such a manner that it seems as if it's bi- or tri- coloured. The pastel blue and grey one just spells perfection! Kudos to Maier for a stellar collection!
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