Reliability is probably an underrated characteristic, both in people and in fashion brands. Seasonal flash is fun and merry-go-round of creative influences at a brand is intriguing, but when it comes down to it, the accessories that most women (and men, increasingly) want are just functional and beautifully made. At Bottega Veneta, Tomas Maier has long been making bags that are exactly that, and he continues--with a few small tweaks--for Pre-Fall 2017, which just debuted.
The collection's bags are all still distinctly, obviously Bottega Veneta, but many of them are a bit more slight than Bottega bags have been over the past several years. The totes in particular cut a slimmer profile, and the collection adds several new micro bags that are small in a way Bottega's day bags haven't been in the past. That's in keeping with an overarching industry trend, of course, but it's also in line with the collection's sparer proportions in general. Check out all the bags from the lookbook below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]