BOTTEGA VENETA is the latest house to combine mens and womens into a joint runway show
BY JULIA ASPHAR
To celebrate the 50th anniversary as well as Creative Director Tomas Maier’s 15th at the house, Bottega Veneta will combine their mens and women’s Spring 2017 showings into a single show.
The move falls on the heels of houses such as Gucci, Tom Ford, Rag & Bone, Public School and Burberry to convert to a co-ed show.
I really like to organize this special show to celebrate these two milestones that are particularly meaningful to me, also taking the opportunity to widely gather contributors and supporters of Bottega Veneta. The Bottega Veneta universe is built on both genders, showing both women and men together is an organic move that follows the evolution of my creative vision.
Should Bottega Veneta continue to assemble co-ed showings post their anniversary celebration remains to be seen. Fall 2016 men’s showing included a number of women’s looks and brought a unity to the collection. The size of the brand’s current venue, their Milan headquarters, may not be spacious enough to accommodate a bigger audience. But in an age of digital, with the world as the audience, those in venue may not be representative of the bigger picture.
Fall 2016 Men’s Showing