Matthieu Blazy continues to delight with his Bottega Veneta Summer 24 campaign. Shot by Magnum photographer Alec Soth in the playgrounds of Tokyo, it’s a celebration of whimsical self-expression and the joy of dressing. Love!
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla IMAGES: Bottega Veneta Summer 24 by Alec Soth NOTE: Most images are digitally enhanced. Some posts use affiliate links and PR samples. Please read my privacy and cookies policy here
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