Bottega Veneta Fall 2014–While last season was an exploration of texture, the fall-winter 2014 collection from Bottega Veneta saw creative director Tomas Maier embracing bold color and graphic prints for an outing of feminine strength. The silhouette that is replicated throughout the season is streamlined yet forgiving. No pants whatsoever, instead, the Bottega woman opts for pleated skirts and cocktail dresses that cinch near the waist and flow out until they hit below the knee. Accessories also embrace color with exotic textiles as finely crafted clutches, top-handles and totes.
Bottega’s New Ads–New Jersey serves as the location for Bottega Veneta’s spring-summer 2014 campaign starring Amanda Murphy and Mark Cox. The Italian brand teamed up with South African photographer Pieter Hugo for the new advertisements. “I am a great admirer of Pieter’s portraits, which have an undeniable beauty, yet do not shy from challenging the viewer,” says Bottega Veneta Creative Director Tomas Maier about the collaboration.
Cruising with Bottega – For its cruise 2014 campaign, Bottega Veneta enlisted photographer David Armstrong to shoot on location in New York City. Model Laura Love stars in the advertisements, replacing fall face Raquel Zimmermann. Laura lounges in the pictures, wearing the elegant and ladylike designs of creative director Tomas Maier. “The clothes in this collection have an informal sensibility that is intrinsic to Cruise, and yet as with all our collections, there is a rigorous craftsmanship beneath everything,” Maier says about the new season.
Bottega Veneta’s Ladylike Luxury – Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier reinterpreted femininity for the brand’s spring 2014 collection of ladylike looks. The new season puts a focus on fabrics with plenty of draping, pleats and ruffles for the Bottega Veneta woman to wear. As with many shows this Milan Fashion Week, the color palette is subtle, embracing simple black, neutral and midnight blue hues that evoke a certain luxury. Texture takes shape in Maier’s feather decorated and beaded gowns for a more classic take on evening wear.
In the Mood – Bottega Veneta is known for selecting an eclectic group of photographers for its past campaign shoots, and this is season is no different as the brand enlists New York-based photographer Ralph Gibson to lens its fall 2013 campaign. The advertisements star Raquel Zimmermann and male model Mathias Lauridsen. In the shot, which debuted on Style.com, the Brazilian model wears a red coat look for the autumn collection.
Studio Star – The spring 2013 campaign from Bottega Veneta gets cinematic with these dreamy images lensed by Peter Lindbergh. Starring Freja Beha Erichsen, the advertisements were shot on location at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. The Danish beauty dons the feminine and flirty silhouettes of spring with an elegant confidence.
Lilac Woman – Toni Garrn graces the August cover of Vogue Germany wearing a dress from Bottega Veneta’s fall 2012 collection. Alexi Lubomirski captured the German beauty for the new issue.
Beautiful Georgia – Georgia May Jagger looks lovely in Bottega Veneta for the July-August cover of Numéro Tokyo. Photographed by Horst Diekgerdes with styling by Cathy Kasterine, Georgia dons a seductive smokey eye and pink lip for the new issue.
Bottega Veneta’s Somber Elegance – For fall 2012, Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier presented a collection of dark elegance during the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week. Opening with an army of somber black ensembles, the Bottega woman looks towards minimal yet form-fitting silhouettes for the new season. As the show continued, however, Maier introduced some color in the form of soft lavender, dark plum and abstract prints in shades of citrus orange. Many looks were matched with black gloves that ran far past the elbow. The display of understated elegance culminated in a finale gown of lush velvet, worn by spring campaign star Karmen Pedaru.
Spring Lady – Liya Kebede joins Karmen Pedaru as the face for the spring 2012 campaign from Bottega Veneta. Photographed by Jack Pierson, Liya takes to the studio in a ladylike ensemble complete with sunglasses and a purse. / See Karmen’s ad for Bottega Veneta here. (TFS)