In the right clothes, one can seek respite from the chaos of these changing and trying times. And Bottega Veneta is doing just that with a wardrobe of modern staples that celebrate the joys of dressing up and, barring pandemic measures, going out.
So for the brand’s Wardrobe 01 collection, creative director Daniel Lee has pulled together joyful hues, confident tailoring and forward-thinking techniques and silhouettes. From sleek dresses and clingy knits to impeccably tailored jackets cut with exaggerated proportions, the line-up is designed to keep up with the multifarious needs and whims of busy urbanistas.
“I don’t want to be a designer of just hype, but of longevity,” the designer has said. “What Bottega Veneta represents is an idea of true luxury that I really don’t feel is so much around right now. We speak about quality, a timeless elegance, almost quiet confidence, which I think is the opposite to all the noise we see around us.”
In fact, Wardrobe 01 was presented in lieu of the usual Resort collection and reflects how Lee is recalibrating his fashion calendar. And his combination of living-focused design and high-impact style is a sensibility Lee hopes to communicate through this collection.
Like how a classic silk LBD is teamed with a chunky loop knit clutch, or how a soft knitted fringed skirt peeks out from a sturdy cotton blazer one could wear for years to come. These clothes don’t just deliver confidence, they are also crafted to accompany one through life’s many milestones.
We reckon that even statement looks such as a halter-neck silver dress or a beaded chevron skirt can be counted on to dress up favourite basics like a white T-shirt and combat boots. These are clothes to love now and forever — isn’t that what everyone wants?
This story first appeared in the December 2020 issue of A Magazine.