I have a very special relationship with Bottega Veneta. It began in 2004 with a campaign featuring some incredibly beautiful bags and shoes. In just one word it gracefully whispered “luxury”. In a classy way, sotto vocce, as if caressing your ear with a velvety warm air.
The clothes themselves, however, weren’t really me (although I wouldn’t say no to some of them now!) and so I just continued dreaming of the woven bags and lady-like heels.
Things, however, changed in 2006, when Bianca Balti appeared on a runaway in a gorgeous chocolate brown leather jacket. A few dresses, skirts and shorts later I was deeply in love with Bottega.
In all honesty, the 2006-2009 collections are still my absolute favourite, which is definitely reflected in my choice of Bottega Veneta campaigns (plus the fact that I adore gorgeous Inguna Butane). I wish I could have the dresses from spring 2007, I want them so badly it almost hurts sometimes.
I am very lucky for having been given a chance to have a few Bottega Veneta pieces and I can’t be grateful enough for it.
And now, as you might have guessed, it’s time for yet another Fashioned by Love fashion week.
Photo source: Emma Maclaren photographed by Larry Sultan for Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 campaign, Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2004 by Robin Broadbent, Inguna Butane photographed by Lord Snowdown for Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2006 campaign, Inguna Butane photographed by Tina Barney for Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2007 campaign, Alyona Asmatova & Thibaul Oberlin photographed by Sam Taylor for Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2008