If there’s one thing that can be expected from a Bottega Veneta show, it’s that you should expect to be wowed. Three seasons in, Matthieu Blazy continues to hone in on his vision for the heritage Italian House, exploring traditional Italian craft with a contemporary finish. The final chapter of his trilogy of Italia shows, this third installment continues to focus on Bottega Veneta’s past infused with elements of the present. The collection draws upon ancient mythology and Futurism combined to create a beautiful parade of looks.
““A parade: The alchemy of the street is in the difference; who will you meet? What is
around the corner? Who will amaze you? It is the surprise of the encounter that has importance.” Matthieu Blazy
A Handbag Parade
Blazy expressed how the idea of an Italian parade was inspirational to his design process, the idea that people from all walks of life can come together and somehow fit. This collection is a testament to that. There are a wide variety of pieces, from flowy dresses to sleek outerwear, and the collection is also a rich mix of textures. As for the bags? The show was quite literally a parade of handbags featuring a wide variety of shapes and silhouettes.
Models clutched multiple new versions of the Sardine bag, some mini, some large, and some featuring Murano glass handles. There are plenty of new wearable Intrecciaro bags as well, and this collection proves that the double bag trend is here to stay at Bottega. Blazy’s Bottega has been known to be interesting and innovative but wearable all the same, and this collection is no different.
View bags from the runway below, images via Bottega Veneta.