Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bottega Veneta MFW fall 2017



Donatellamamamia… TAKE NOTE!!!! This is what happens when you take a stand and not bother with the so called trends of the moment. To me, this is a huge departure for Maier who emphatically states through this collection that classic is not boring and retro is not dated… enter the strong shoulder… not the exaggerated shoulder but a strong demanding powerful silhouette.
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Obviously, there is an equestrian bent to it at the onset and then it is all about the crisp sharp tailored pieces which some will say meh and I say they are sexy, laser sharp in their edges and what fashion is really missing and that is clothes to wear… no pretense… no blah blah … no gimmicks or sight gags. 
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The next diversion or tangent for Maier is the 40s with dresses that memorialize those of that era yet they look totally au courant and massaged to be contemporary. Maier clearly has a deft hand when interpreting references of the past. If one wanted to be a bit more esoteric, one might say he drew inspiration from the infamous 1971 Saint Laurent haute couture collection that raised the ire of the international fashion press.


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Nonetheless, I’m all in here... This was flat out polished chic, sophisticated, urbane, and so hard hitting without any reliance on any trickery or deflection from the fact that this is all about fashion! Yes, Virginia there are clothes you can WEAR!  Great coats... great separates… great palette … daywear... dinner dresses... great evening... OH MY… a collection!
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