There are days when it’s all about the bag. You take out your wardrobe’s best and enjoy putting forth the energy to baby it with precious treatment. And then there are those days when life gets in the way and you’re too busy to worry about taking care of an investment piece while you go about your business.
While Milan Fashion Week kicked off with a big, vibrant, Technicolor bang, full of feathers, fringe, and artsy embellishments, it came to a close with more of a light and seductive whisper, one only real Italians can deliver. I just arrived in Paris today and can’t wait to see what the French houses show, but for now, here’s a roundup of my MFW favorites!
Bottega Veneta has added a new address to their boutique repertoire, and it’s like no other in the family. At 8445 Melrose Place in LA, the concept store was designed by Tomas Maier himself and his refined aesthetic comes through in every detail.
The ‘70s were coined as the “Me Decade,” and this emphasis on individuality brought about a wide range of styles from that of groovy hippies to DVF’s iconic wrap dress to glam rock David Bowie. One movement defined bag design more than any other, though – feminism.
I indulge in hight street fun, but it’s luxury fashion with a personal touch that really excites me. For the record, this is not your grandma’s macramé. Just check out Bottega Veneta’s appliquéd box clutch (on NET-A-PORTER for $2,450). It may have been delicately assembled, but there’s nothing delicate about the look.
Just when you think you have the aesthetic of Bottega Veneta all nailed down, they take their bags in a completely different direction. The visionary Tomas Maier gets crafty for Resort this time, employing Moroccan techniques to raffia-accented loafers and adding bits of macramé to fringe-embroidered dresses.