If you haven’t enjoyed the occasional deconstructed, undone intrecciato bags that Bottega Veneta has done in the past few seasons, you might want to skip a fair portion of this post. If you liked those ideas, though, Tomas Maier sure has a collection for you. Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 takes the strongly tailored Hitchcockian ideal of the 1960s and unravels it just enough to make it feel modern, and the bags follow suit from leafy leather clutches to frayed, unfinished-seeming woven totes.

Even if you prefer your bags tightly realized, this collection had something for you as well: The ubiquitous Bottega Veneta Knot Clutch. And it’s ubiquitous for a reason; the design lends itself easily to a thousand interpretations and reinterpretations, the best of this bunch in vibrant midcentury shades of orange and yellow velvet. And if you’re still not satisfied, Maier provided a few other Bottega classics, from the absurdly luxurious Cabat bag to nubby leather totes that matched the textured of some of the wools used in the ready-to-wear. There was something outrageously gorgeous for everyone.

Photos via Vogue.com and Style.com.

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  • edoardo

    I lvoe Bottega, its bag are my fav ones…cool!!!


  • Mochababe73

    I love bag #29.
    The rest is a bit of a mess.
    The black bags in numbers 21-24 look as though the model is holding a dead crow.

    • Mochababe73

      Oh, yeah, I like the pink and yellow at the bottom.

  • Candace

    I love #12! I never really loved the knot clutch until I saw that.

  • bethny

    love the colors ,,, and thier timeless clutch are sooo amazeeee !

  • Hugs

    I like the textures of Bottegas, these are nice but I will def skip the black ones, they just don’t look well.

  • Kabudiharto

    I love # 25.
    Pretty sure the price is super expensive….sigh

  • Cathy Fitz

    The constructed clutches are as lovely as Bottega gets; the “frayed” bags are fugley.

  • Krista

    I love the black lace clutch. Very elegant.

  • DB

    omg is that velvet or suede
    i really want it to be velvet

  • Atto rafique

    Nothing to write about pretty mediocre stuff. May be well made but who cares, I like to use a bag for a few weeks and then I am bored…..

  • emme line

    i love #4; #12; & 25…..
    they’re classic…
    the rest………?