The new Bottega Veneta SS23 campaign just landed and I love it.
There’s a soothing video by Massimiliano Bomba shot in a slow-mo Milan streetscape serving everyday city life in the most fabulously chic way. (It’s a little bit Lemaire and a little bit Thomas Maier!)
The stills are also beautiful – elegant yet casual, styled by Alastair McKimm with the leather ‘denim’ jeans and white ultra-luxe vests centre stage, accessorised with slouchy Andiamo totes*. The no-make-up-make-up and minimally styled hair give the campaign a timeless quality and I’m glad that they resisted the urge to include obvious props like a Starbucks coffee or phone. (Wait, do Italians even drink Starbs?) In this case, less it more. Superbo!(more…)
“Of course it gets addictive. You feel like anything wrong with your face can be corrected. And then all you see are imperfections, and you’re like, well, I’ll just get it done — it’s the pursuit of ultraperfection.” (more…)
Following from my post a couple of weeks ago, Net-a-Porter* is embracing the repair revolution with a new aftercare service. It’s joining forces with The Seam to offer repair and alteration services for clothing and aftercare for handbags, footwear and jewellery bought through the UK site. (Mr Porter and The Outnet customers can enjoy the services this spring.) (more…)
There was a big post-show buzz around the Bode AW23 show during men’s Fashion Week in Paris. For the first time. Emily revealed her ambition for womenswear; not a ‘feminised’ take on her menswear as one might expect but a fully realised vision that riffed off early 20th century glamour, incorporating familial storytelling (of course) and handcrafted embellishment.
It got rave reviews, although I felt the styling of the menswear was more eclectic. My highlights: an equestrian-themed applique jacket, hand-knit embroidered sweaters and gloves, a perfect shawl-collared tuxedo and the men’s T-bars and Mary Janes. (more…)