Chrysanthemums. More specifically, “the flower as a bud, the flower opening up, the flower falling apart,” said Tomas Maier of his thought process behind Bottega Veneta’s lineup, a treatise that mostly played out via fabric play with graphic surface detail. Maier took a multifaceted approach to the visual theme, most strikingly in a black-and-white group that subtly picked up on floral motifs. For example, a chic lamb shearling coat, in a hue the designer referred to as “mist,” featured an abstract black pattern that vaguely looked like petals.
Elsewhere, the designer channeled the theme with bolder material mixes (lace, laminated goatskin, floral silk jacquard appliqués) and brights (oranges, pinks, greens), which he also worked into the accessories, particularly the shoes’ colored toe caps that were topped with a bow.