The Collection Bottega Veneta Showcased In Secret.
Image Credit: Bottega Veneta
Yesterday Bottega Veneta released ‘Salon 01’, a film of a secret showcase in October of its Ready To Wear SS21 collection by Daniel Lee. The private show, held in Sadler Wells, London had a small but celebrity-filled guest list including Kanye West, Stormzy and Skepta. Held in a bright green space, the audience watched the models go by with thumping music and narration by Swedish musician Neneh Cherry.
The collection by Creative Director Daniel Lee, emphasised softer, warmer pieces, while the distinctive sharp tailoring from previous collections this time got less of the spotlight. Perhaps this was Lee’s way of reflecting on the impact 2020 has had on our wardrobes. Featuring both womenswear and menswear, the clothes were presented in an array of shades. Pastels mixed with bold colours, ranging from raspberry red to bright emerald green, made the collection joyful.
For women, the collection included slouchy crochet-knit outerwear, two-piece bags and long flowing dresses. There was also an updated version of the Puddle Boot, this time heeled and featuring an open toe design. The menswear saw a turn from its tailoring, with belted boiler suits, shawl cardigans and wide-legged trousers leading the line.
In an interview with Vogue, Lee talked of the inspiration for his latest collection, stating that he “wanted to create a world and a universe that felt very glamorous and done up, but also quite stripped and quite pure,”.
Alongside the film, Bottega Veneta released three books. The first, which was curated by Daniel Lee showcases his inspirations for ‘Salon 01’ which include photos of Prince and sculptures by Jeff Koons. The second book is by Rosemarie Trockel, a conceptual artist from Germany. The third book is a series of backstage photographs, taken by fashion photographer Tyrone Lebon.
The show is available to watch on the Bottega Veneta website, and the collection will be available in retailers from March 2021.
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