Bottega Veneto Proportion Plays

AP/AFP – Creative director Daniel Lee is bringing new proportions to the Bottega Veneto fashion house, evident in the co-ed collection for next spring and summer.

For her, the interplays ranged from a form-fitting silhouette in off-shoulder dresses and clingy crisscrossing knits, to looser constructions of denim tops and trouser or a leather anorak dresses. Some of the same looks were referenced for men, including a baggier version of the crisscross knits, worn with loose leather shorts, and a big, baggy anorak. An oversized suit jackets with Bermuda shorts in sky blue gave a boyish touch, as did a big jean shirt with wide-legged trousers.

The season’s new handbags included big over-the-shoulder paper-boy bags in the brand’s trademark intreccio weave. And the shoe of the season featured oversized chunky weaves on slip-on sandals.

The collection “evolves the codes we are building at Bottega Veneta,” Lee, who took over creative direction of the brand in July 2018, said in show notes. “Our focus is on process and clarity, immediate and direct.”