BOTTEGA VENETA: SALON 03
When the Michigan Theatre was built in 1926 in Detroit, theatre tycoon John J. Kunksy told The Detroiter: “It is not merely a theatre for Detroit. It is a theatre for the whole world.” This week, Daniel Lee landed in the city of Detroit to present Bottega Veneta Salon 03 to the world. The theatre, which closed in 1976, still features the remains of the epic, magnificent ornate ceiling which has been turned into a parking structure - and now transformed into the setting for Salon 03. Filled with rich history - it has been graced by the presence of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Doris Day, Bette Davis and later was featured in 8 Mile - it made for the perfect show space for Bottega, one where Daniel Lee knew the brand would feel (and look) at home in. With Moodymann (Detroit native musician) on blast, the BV crew came swaggering through the space: halter-neck dresses swished super cute, unstructured jumpsuits were inspired by American workwear, skirts were fringed or pleated and there recycled rubber yarn was woven. They shined in silvery metallics and soft baby blues, that signature electric BV green coming in hot, deep grape and gold paillettes shimmering slinkily. Proudly holding their Triangle bags by their sides, they walked in the new knit trainers and sling-back pointy pumps. The Bottega Veneta girl does both. It was a collection for a “joyful future”, and they walked with ease, elegance and total self assurance. Just how we like to wear our BV.