Fashion in Jamaica and the region exists, much to my annoyance, almost outside of an international aesthetic. It's my desire, then, to build a bridge between what is innately cultural, and the international industry, all the while highlighting trends and shifts within both spheres.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2010 RTW
With plenty Little Black Dresses thrown in for good measure, it was all about the male/female dichotomy for the house of Bottega Veneta's Fall collection.
Designer Tomas Maier is making significant strides toward ensuring that Bottega Veneta's clothes will no longer be secondary to the accessories by producing a collection wide-reaching enough to draw everyone in, and make this label a destination for dressing from day to night.
The collection started off with a strong black leather pantsuit with a double-breasted jacket before moving into black dresses in asymmetrically draped fluid jersey with structured, almost mannish, shoulders. Other dresses came in crinkly pleated tulle with tulle ribbon details at the shoulders.
Just when you thought the palette was going to be all black, blue and dark green, out came romantic pinks and reds. A petal pink gown with a single shoulder strap and a raw-edged ribbon belt was sweet and effortless.