Well in my never ending on again off again love affair with Bottega Veneta and Tomas Maier, I am in love this season. Maier has a way of casting Bottega as one of those chic stylish collections when he doesn’t let his penchant for artsy craftsy get in the way and this season he is all about slick and polished ... well for the most part. Bottega was always about understated elegance and while Maier has certainly dialed up the design quotient, he hasn’t deserted the brand’s DNA.
If you have been paying attention to the preponderance of trendoid collections that pervade runaways, you will also note than descriptors such as chic, urbane, soigne and salable have been omitted or disappeared from the fashion vocabulary. Facts are facts and one of them is that most of these collections cannot be afforded by millennials no matter how young the models might be, how supposedly young the collection might be and who the so called designer thinks wears his or her clothes. Tomas Maier speaks to his clients who are moneyed and independent women who crave clothes to be worn and become part of their timeless wardrobes. Mission accomplished!
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Along with the aforementioned adjectives, there is another set of descriptors that has crept out of fashion’s lexicon and they are subtle, discreet, polished, slick and salable. Once again Maier offers a collection that speaks to all of these “ideas” and concepts... imagine that!!!
For me, the clothes speak for themselves as well as for what this brand stands for, so I say Kudos to you Tomas Maier.