Tomas Maier took the NYC urbanite as muse when he designed Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2018 collection. The collection comprises a haute couture thrift shop of wool dresses, shearling coats, and tiger-print trousers – each styled with the nonchalance of a city dweller fetching their morning coffee. According to Maier, he wanted to design luxe versions of “throwing a coat on top of your pajamas and walking out to get a coffee or take the dog to the park.” On the runway, models sashayed the perimeter of a staged NYC apartment, designed by Broadway set designer Scott Pask and realized by Alex de Betak, in the heart of the American Stock Exchange. They then settled into Gio Ponti chairs centered around a working fireplace, all the while exuding that NYC cool which inspired Maier’s bold collection.
Architecture was also at the center of this season’s vision. Maier extracted the details of the cube as a motif within the women’s and men’s pieces. The cube shape was utilized to create graphic pattern with surreal shifting perspectives.