In conjunction with the grand opening of its brand new Madison Avenue flagship in New York, Tomas Maier brought his Fall Bottega Veneta collections for men and women to the big apple, using the city and its fabulous citizens as muse. This was the first show Bottega Veneta has taken out of Milan, and everyone in attendance were jetted in from all over for the one-night only extravaganza.
The show opened with a bold yellow gold matching shirt and pants, with a plush camel overcoat worn by Julia Stegner. The looks that followed echoed the brand’s boundary-pushing craftsmanship, as every look stood out on its own accord, such as the trio of multicolored wool dresses that were slowly embroidered and cut away, revealing two layers underneath. Those of us who stuck around for cocktails had a better chance of seeing the details on these clothes close-up right after the show, as the models- and Tomas himself- convened onto a platform in the middle of the runway after they did their circuits. The runway became the after-party venue right after the show, with models and guests lounging on Gio Ponti chairs, and mingling around a pair of dinner tables.