At the helm of its Creative Director, Daniel Lee touted as ‘The Quiet Radical’, Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta has stunned us again. With its refreshing new collection called Wardrobe 01, the brand intends to curate an essential wardrobe that is meant for wearing every day. Keeping comfort and top-notch sartorial tastes at the forefront, the line is packed with easy ready-to-wear wardrobe staples interjected with high-impact seasonal pieces.
Iconic pieces from the Bottega Veneta archive have been reworked to create a new age of timeless dressing with unexpected pairings that balance ease and formality. This is the new perspective of the brand on what elegance stands for today. Searing tones of zest, grass and nail polish driven by neutral colour palettes appear in the collection which is self-assured, elevated and alive. Wardrobe 01 exudes a rather paradoxical mood—movement and sensuality course through languid fabrics that feel free on the body. While on the other hand, strong and sculptured silhouettes communicate unapologetic confidence.
Here’s a look at the key handbag pieces from this collection:
Characterised by its clean construction and intricate metal closure, The Clip is a classic bag with a convenient shoulder strap and distinctive, smooth hardware. Sleek painted edges refine the bag while the compact silhouette features significant capacity.
Defined by softness and the emblematic ‘V’ on the exterior, The Tote features a detachable rubber pouch which provides an additional layer of convenience. Crafted in buoyant unlined Rubber Intrecciato, adjustable straps on either side of the tote offers sleek versatility and functionality.
Evolved in muted tones of camping and taupe, the sophisticated functionality of The Clasp moves into Wardrobe 01 in contrasting Hydrology Intrecciato leather and suede. Lending a languid quality to the original shape, this combination of leather also transforms backpacks and document cases.
The Shell is made by nine leather panels that are fixed together by invisible rivets covered by leather. It features an internal soft tone on tone paper nylon drawstring pouch that secures the safety of all the personal belongings.