At first glance, Detroit, Michigan, seems to be an unlikely place for a Bottega Veneta presentation, but it fits just right upon further exploration. Late last week, Bottega Veneta presented its latest collection, Salon 03, in Detroit, taking inspiration from the intimate presentations of the golden age of haute couture. Salon 03 is the latest installment of the Salon RTW concept presentation, which explores new territories and introduces new local communities every season, as Bottega Veneta takes the collection on the road.
Daniel Lee, who first visited Detroit six years ago, chose the location because he had wanted to collaborate with the creatives of the city ever since. The city pioneered American retail, music, and the American architectural modernism movement. Simply put, Detroit is an innovative city that appreciates design. Daniel Lee’s upbringing in the industrial North of England allowed his fascination with technicality and innovation to foster, making Detroit a natural choice for Salon 03.
As a whole, the collection contains momentum and progression towards a joyful future. Classic American sportswear is reimagined, seen through a more contemporary lens. As for the bags? The collection plays upon classic House codes like the Triangle as well as tactile materials. Bottega Veneta icons are revisited in a new way with industrialized detailing like metal hardware and pieces. Bottega Veneta’s storied Intrecciato pattern is reproduced on textiles, and puffy pillow bags continue to push the brand. The Cassette and the Point make appearances in the collection, alongside new silhouettes and shapes. View bags from the Salon 03 below, courtesy of Bottega Veneta and Vogue Runway.Look 1 & 2