Posted by missz on 14 Nov, 2007
Pronunciation: bah-tay-guh vin-etta
The prettiest cashmere shift dress.
From its original launch as an Italian luxury leather goods company to their late-nineties brand resurgence led by avant-garde London darling Giles Deacon, Bottega Veneta has had a fairly inconsistent past. It’s all smooth sailing these days, though, with Tomas Maier at the helm returning the brand to its original aesthetic of unbearably high-class luxury. Their most recent fashion week showing was a master class in understated elegance – we never thought we could care so much about beige – and the signature Intrecciato weave of their handbags still speaks of the kind of style that’s not purchased or elaborately constructed, but simply innate. In other words: we want.
If you’re not near a boutique, e-fashion giant net-a-porter.com has the largest selection of Bottega Veneta we’ve seen, including the cashmere shift dress gone impossibly right pictured above. And we think these woven leather Pompeii sandals are about as perfect as a honeymoon shoe can get.