Bottega Veneta presents its first collection designed by Matthieu Blazy after the sudden departure of former creative director, Daniel Lee. Described as being interested in the ‘private pleasure of ‘quiet power,’ the aim of the collection is to invoke a feeling rather than a spectacle.
“Bottega Veneta is in essence pragmatic because it is a leather goods company. Because it specialises in bags it is about movement, of going somewhere; there is fundamentally an idea of craft in motion. It is style over fashion in its timelessness. That is part of its quiet power.”Matthieu Blazy
Luxurious and dynamic, this collection in some ways embodies and reinforces the brand DNA that was emphasized over the years by former creative director, Tomas Maier. The Bottega Veneta fall winter 2022 collection is a return to sartorial tailoring, a feeling of openness and airiness, but also a reshuffling of ideas, silhouettes, patterns and colors.
At first glance, one sees the contemporary influences of 2010s Jil Sander, Prada, Off-White, Lanvin, and Ferragamo. The intrecciato weave is interestingly on FULL display in this collection. The question now, however, is figuring out what will define the Bottega signature under Blazy that allows the brand to stand apart.