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From Parakeet to Kiwi, Velvety to Glossy, Bottega Veneta has redefined contemporary minimalism with a myriad of recognisable shades and distinct textures; reigniting fashion’s love of verdant hues and spearheading the shift from logo, to colour and material. Austere yet playful, the Vincenza-born luxury house delights in using unexpected and sensory-stirring materials to reimagine classic silhouettes.
This season, familiar favourites are reconsidered in Bottega Veneta’s trademark seamless rubber finish, and intrecciato embossed card holders, jagged soled Flash mules and monolithic Puddle boots are joined by a new iteration of the Arco tote. Trapeze-shaped with almost holily arched tubular straps, the matte rubber shopper is expansion moulded from a non-toxic EVA to form a lightweight, light-resistant bag, marked with unique characteristics that testify the production process of each individual piece.
As the new Arco adds breadth to Bottega Veneta’s rubber narrative, LN-CC invites digital artist Andre Zimmermann to push the tactile material into an immersive plane, calling to mind the slime trend that slapped, squished and stretched across your timelines in 2017. Watch as a Tangerine mass warps around Egg Yolk puddle boots, a Kiwi Hydrology crossbody is submerged in Cranberry goop, and a Parakeet form emerges from Midas-touched platform Flash clogs. When it comes to accessories, the Bottega Veneta palette is more than colour, it’s an immersive, sensory pleasure experience. Treat yourself…