Timeless chic: Bottega Veneta 2009

27/10/2015

Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
I've always loved Bottega Veneta - not as a consumer, but a quiet admirer of beautiful things. I've loved the thought of something made by human hands, stitch by stitch, pleat by pleat: a process of instilling a garment or accessory with a stream of emotions. It fascinated me beyond belief. 

The collections came next -  captivating, they've had clean lines and soft geometry that always seemed easy enough to embrace and understand, and yet remained incredibly unique and full of secrets waiting to be revealed with the first touch, the actual physical encounter. 

Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Take the Fall/Winter 2009 collection, one of my absolute favourite. It is the epitome of glamour, style and timeless allure that simply grabs you. A simple style lesson. Each look is so minimal (dress, boots, coat, bag, a touch of jewellery) and unfussy, but feels complete and... comfortable.   

And then the mystery unfolds before our eyes.. It does require an explanation, but at the end, adds to the overwhelming feeling of fascination. The dresses and coats are, in fact, a combination of cleverly draped fabric squares, the materials used to make them are complex and luxurious - a white coat happens to be covered in a layer of draped organza, while a dress so delicate and pliable it looks like silk is leather... 

Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 collection via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
This is one of those moments when I do believe that fashion is a form of wearable art. Shame it costs like it, too.

Photo source: Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 via style.com & stylebistro.com

3 comments:

  1. 2009 was such a good year for Bottega Veneta. It was the first year I really became aware of the brand and what incredible work they do. The woven leather handbags in particular stole my heart; I eyed a knock off in Kookai (we lived in Paris at the time) but couldn't justify the (much lower than Bottega Veneta) price point. I regret it to this day, knowing I'll likely never get my hands on the real thing.
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. Yes..... Incredible work! Really is
    How unimaginable gorgeous all these little details in the collection.....
    These blows me away!
    LOVE all from here:)))
    Xx

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  3. I always love their collections! The styles are timeless and beautiful.
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