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12 Feb

Bottega Veneta Was A Star-Studded Affair

Salma Hayek, Julianne Moore, Liv Freundlich, Dylan Penn, Ana de Armas and Priyanka Chopra
Bottega Veneta's Fall '18 collection arrived in a moment of New York's fashion identity crisis. As star designers head to Paris rather than stay local or forgo formal shows altogether in favor of studio appointments, Fashion Week in New York City exists this year with a few pesky question marks hanging over its head. BV's Creative Director Tomas Maier is all in, though; the brand's enormous new Madison Avenue flagship opened for business this week and at the Milan designer's runway show at the New York Stock Exchange (a loaded metaphor of a venue if there ever was one), beloved A-list actresses including Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek lent their stature to the front row as Gigi Hadid and other models breezed...
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6 Feb

Reflections, Bottega Veneta SS18 Campaings

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Tomas Maier taps Fabien Baron and collaborators to create Reflections, the Bottega Veneta SS18 campaign that is the next chapter in the Art of Collaboration The Art of Collaboration, the project by Bottega Veneta Creative Director Tomas Maier, charted a new course for fashion advertising, storytelling and brand communication in 2001, with the help of fine art photographers. Maier is revisiting the concept with Reflections, a digital-first Spring/Summer 2018 campaign that includes six films by Baron & Baron and a number of fashion’s top creatives. Reflections follows Vittoria Ceretti, Aube Jolicoeur, Sora Choi and Janis Ancens in different narratives built on five brand pillars: mystery, sophistication, architecture, sensuality, and surrealism. The six-film series is optimized for digital and mobile consumption and are complimented by photographs...
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2 Feb

Burning Cars Take Centre Stage In Bottega Veneta’s Super Cinematic Campaign

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The film is the first instalment of ‘Reflections’, a new six-part film series

Burning cars aren’t necessarily what comes to mind when you hear the name Bottega Veneta, but the Italian luxury house’s SS18 campaign offers a surprising (and cinematic) new direction for the brand. First things first: there’s no photographer. Instead, the ads take the form of a film series called Reflections(if you were wondering how that’ll look in a magazine, it’ll be collaged stills which appear on the pages). Miraggio – that’s ‘mirage’ if your Italian isn’t up to scratch – is the first instalment of six, and debuts exclusively above. Featuring models Vittoria Ceretti, Aube Jolicoeur and Janis Ancens, sirens wail as a car, engulfed in flames, mysteriously rolls down the street of a deserted town. “This is the...
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12 Oct

How to Translate 3 Street Style Trends for Real Life

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Make the season's standout looks your own.

All it takes is a glance at your social feed to see that street style is an influential part of the fashion landscape. And as tastemakers flock to the world’s style capitals for fashion week, the photographers who track them are capturing a full picture of what everyone will be wearing this fall. Here's how to incorporate three of the season's most important trends into your wardrobe.

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The return of bold-shouldered tailoring echoes the power suits of the 1980s, but this fall’s best versions are just as easy to wear to brunch as they are to a boardroom meeting, partly because styling one has never been easier. This double-breasted suit is paired with...
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25 Sep

At Bottega Veneta, Real Men Carry Clutches

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There was some serious It Girl ammo at Bottega Veneta, with Kendall, Gigi, Bella, Adwoa, Kaia, Presley, Hailey, Candice, and Emily Ratajkowski (ciao!) walking in the 10 am show.

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But the star-studded lineup wasn’t the only talking point on Tomas Meier’s Spring 2018 runway. The collection involved a heavy dose of Millennial Pink, along with its cousin, Unicorn Purple (you know, that pinky-violet shade frequently used on Care Bears and My Little Pony merch). But unlike in New York, the pink party wasn’t just a girl thing—Meier gave his male models the same colors and silhouettes as the women, with some carrying pink bags and even clutches, too.

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Has fashion finally gotten the memo that...
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25 Sep

Supermodels Are Back at Milan Fashion Week!

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 24:  Models Gigi Hadid (L) and Lauren Hutton walk the runway at the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 24, 2016 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Arriving early to the Philosophy do Lorenzo Serafini show on Saturday evening, I spotted Anna Dello Russo, the ubiquitous fashion stylist, standing by the photographers in an unremarkable black dress and wearing turquoise hair extensions that have prompted many editors this week to start calling her a mermaid. Fashion people are not known for their subtlety, nor is Dello Russo, who minutes later appeared on the runway and took her seat wearing a transparent white lace dress that purposefully revealed her swim-toned body and black bra and panties beneath. In a sense, she was bringing a new dimension to Serafini's catchy collections at Philosophy, showing how the designs look on a real person, and demonstrating that fashion can be as...
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