Last season, Bottega Veneta's runway handbag display was a little sparse for a brand that's so widely known and beloved for its fine leather goods, and I couldn't help but wonder if that meant the brand was attempting to shift more of the focus to Tomas Maier's luxurious, elegant ready-to-wear. Based on Bottega Veneta's Fall 2014 handbags, that seems to have been a seasonal variation instead of a new trajectory; over the weekend, Bottega's Milan runway played host to a slew of beautiful bags, many in snakeskin.
The shapes are traditional, and split evenly between ladylike and businesslike - half short-strapped shoulder bags, half triple-gusset handheld satchels that are, for all intents and purposes, briefcases. They're uniformly luxurious, though, especially when the snakeskins are rendered in neutral variations. Check out all the bags below.
[Images via Vogue.com]