Color Palette: Neutrals such as black, various greys, milk white, and papyrus white, as well as saturated colours like deep aubergine, admiral blue, and military green. Distinct and painterly patterns: checks, broken checks, and windowpane checks.
Materials: Lightweight fabrics ranging from cottons, gabardines and twills in addition to leathers, including supple suede and glossy calf.
Shape: A new silhouette juxtaposes a full top with a narrow pant.
Must have accessory: the double handled Brera bag in Madras Sfumato, woven leather shoes
The Mad Men trend is alive and well in Bottega Veneta’s menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2014, but this time Tomas Maier celebrated the details others would gladly hide. The show opened with a grey flannel suit that looks like it came straight out of Don Draper’s closet, but then the collection took a daring turn with chalk marks and white outlines that designers always remove before showing off the finished product. Not this season – nods to the design process were prominently displayed on the wide-sleeved shirts and flannel jackets; straight lines were prominent patterns and scribble marks on jackets are fashionable too. We’ll let our favorite looks speak for themselves and we’d like to see this “unedited” trend stick.
Now Drop the Beats From The Show:
Terry Devine-King – Night City
Barrie Gladden and Tim Reilly – Femme Fatale 2
Miles Davis- So What
Trophy Wife – Absence (rework)
Flako – Welcome
Photos courtesy of Bottega Veneta