The Bottega Veneta show this season took inspiration from frocks in the 1940s. The dresses came elaborately designed with prominent shoulders, butterfly sleeves and banjo sleeves but softly draped all across. The collection embodied the materials rationing times of the era with delicate handbags complementing much of the outfits.
Fashion in the 1940s was all about being creative with the old. Outfits from the 1930s were often tailored once more to represent popular fashion items of the times, such as pretty buttons accessorising grey and white fabrics, to be more in line with austerity times of the Great Depression.
The look at Bottega Veneta could be described as fresh, feminine and young; diversity was exhibited as well with the presence of hand-crafted brilliance in a variety of textures.
Martin Scorsese’s iconic film, Taxi Driver, was playing on the sound system as floral tea dresses in silk and crepe, each with its own individual flower print in shades of peach, champagne and midnight blue, made their way across the catwalk gracefully.