Milan Fashion Week has just come to a close, and we’re already counting down the hours until the favorites we spotted at the shows hit the markets next year. And from what we saw, it’s going to be an exciting season, with hip and funky accessories that match the millennial state of mind.
For Italian brand Bottega Veneta and Swiss luxury company Bally, they made personalization and diversity the names of their game. Join Garage as we take a closer look at what we should watch out for come Spring 2018.
Creative director Tomas Maier introduced fresh new colors to his new collection: lively, with more pastels and fun shades that the younger generation can relate to. Vivid colors like chamomile, peach, dusty purple, and mellow yellow make shoes and bags be both young and cosmopolitan at the same time.
Bags also now come in different finishes for a more personalized touch: there’s entry-level canvas, suede, and the more luxurious ostrich leather. Clients can further customize their Bottega Veneta bag with their initials, done via the classic stamp or stitched with multi-colored leather letters.
And as it’s always about details with the brand, cute dog charms in leather and enamel will be introduced next season. The classic weaving pattern intrinsic to Bottega Veneta still makes an appearance in some of the pieces, rejuvenated with the use of two colors on the same woven leather panels.
For their presentation, Bally found inspiration in the late ‘70s to early ‘80s New York music and art scenes, with a ‘70s NYC apartment set-up, and an original Swizz Beatz playlist setting the mood. This aesthetic carried over to the clothes and accessories; the cooler design approach gave menswear a more relaxed view to getting dressed and allowed the flexibility to take one piece and wear it in distinct ways.
The label took four best-selling sneaker styles from different years and updated them to today’s current trends. Platform trainers are made in suede with a distinct racer theme and are paired with athletic-striped Bally socks for a vintage streetwear look.
Bags also follow the sporty theme: nylon duffel and sling bags are accentuated with the reintroduction of Bally’s archival logo. Gold-embossed quirky prints make a particular burgundy leather backpack stand out.
Writer: Melo Albert
Photographer: Dania Angelo Flores