Bottega Veneta pre-fall 2016 leaned heavily on color, print, and texture. The collection was divided into distinct, but coordinating groups. Warm coats and vests combined different shades of short and long shearling with goat hair. Floor-length jersey dresses, tailored pieces, and patchworked dominate in an inertia of tropical wool and cashmere blend material in multiple colors, refined to a sophisticated and sharp result.
Effortless is a good description for appearance, though falsely descriptive given the effort needed to create such visions. The leather was printed with a micro floral, woven in the house-signature intrecciato style and embroidered. They looked particularly feminine accessorizing light-as-air chiffon dresses in mixed prints with lovely trim versions of the printed dresses from creative director Maier’s Spring ’13 collection.