Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Free Flowing Fashion: Bottega Veneta Spring 2012

If you cast your mind back to this past summer, you'll remember Emma Watson's fabulous Bottega Veneta gown she wore to the premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2. This Italian house, now headed by Tomas Maier, has been around since the 1960s (an influence evident in the latest line) but has really only been on my radar, I'll readily admit, since Watson's dress made its appearance.

German born designer, Maier's, latest offering displays a wide range of colour that we've seen in a number of Spring/Summer 2012 collections. But rather than give into the impulse of designing a line of over-the-top fluorescent shades, Maier sticks to saturated, rich tones in silks and chiffons. At the same time, the shear plastic applique found on a few of the looks was less than appealing.

And still, I feel as though the garments this season that have excited me the most have been the red-carpet worthy dresses. Maier churns these out in spades. Like any great show, he's left the best for last: four (in the words of Nicole Phelps) "glorious chiffon goddess gowns, each one more vibrant than the next." 

I couldn't have said it better myself, Nicole. 

Posted by: Carla 

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