MILAN–The first thing you noticed about Tomas Maier's fall Bottega Veneta collection wasn't the Tippi Hedren-style French twists, or the the light, bright overcoats. Instead, it was the tufts of leather sticking out from the label's classic basket weave handbags. These roughed-up styles...

In fact, the dress, first spotted at Tomas Maier's Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 show, was almost– almost– downright prim with t-strap sandals, oversize baubles and a bouffant do. But a spectrum of orange via peek-a-boo creamsicle dress, burnt amber Casadei satinesque pumps, tangerine quilted...

For fall, Tomas Maier presented what he called a collection poised between "restraint and exuberance." Juxtaposing clean lines with elaborate surfaces, it aimed not for balance but for a synthesis of unlike elements, with each refined piece of clothing a wealth of detail, technique, and...

The styling of the collection, with t-strap sandals, white stockings, and beehive up-dos accentuated the mature style and sass of the Bottega Veneta brand - but when combined with sheer bustier dresses and mustard molehair coats, one can see the somewhat naughty versatility of the collection.

If you haven't enjoyed the occasional deconstructed, undone intrecciato bags that Bottega Veneta has done in the past few seasons, you might want to skip a fair portion of this post. If you liked those ideas, though, Tomas Maier sure has a collection for you. Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 takes the...

com It's all about the details for Tomas Maier. The pieces in this collection are exquisitely intricate, highly gorgeous, and utterly feminine. I'm not into the return of the beehive look, but those deconstructed Mad Men-esque daytime silhouettes are an excellent tribute to sixties ladylike...

intrecciato woven leather well, but Tomas Maier's reign at the Italian company has brought with it signature flourishes that make the leather goods uniquely Bottega without making them any less elegant or subtle. Maier's use of crocodile, for one, is always a highlight, and that's...

Rarely do I see red carpet photos and have such an overwhelmingly positive reaction as I had to Emma Stone in a head-to-toe Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 look that she donned at last night's 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Emma absolutely knocked it out of the park, showing once again that she's the rare...

Bottega is back! After a few disappointing seasons, Tomas Maier has brought back the modern tailoring and sharp, feminine dresses he does so well for this Italian brand. Imagine Lanvin meets Haider Ackermann, clean it up, add some texture, and we have Bottega Veneta fall winter 2013. I...

PreviousNext >> For Fall 2012, Tomas Maier sent out one of his most refined offerings yet. Silhouettes were superbly tailored and expertly appointed, with day dresses, coats, and double-breasted skirt suits cut just-so in black, navy or burgundy wool. Eveningwear, too, was just as...

 

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