Anticipated. Everyone who can get their hands on the BV bloc pump has a pair this season. Or the padded Cassette bag. Va-voom, Daniel Lee has put the volume into Bottega Veneta already. Never mind SS20… “Our focus is on process and clarity; immediate and direct” Lee said for this collection. And so we entered a clear tunnel/marquee which this season was erected in Palazzo del Senato, to sit on squishy leather seating on top of a woven runway encased in tough clear Perspex. Total immersion in Lee’s to-the-max and very clear mind set for his Bottega Veneta. And out it all came. Hard, fast. We like that. Giant crumpled bags in glossy green leather. A trench coat worn nonchalantly over a slithery sequin dress somehow just so right. Roomy shorts and big tailored suit jackets for the boys. Killer knits. Heavy duty workwear denim. Powerful with purpose for the strong hearted. Mega leather. Mega and clever. All twists and turns, blue and orange. The whole mood to the ’90s max. Purposeful. ‘Tis the holy grail, this Daniel Lee BV – we are hanging for it already. “An elevated reality to live in.” We are so moving in.
by Alison Veness