7 Major Trends from Bottega Veneta That Will Be Everywhere in 6 Months
Ever since Daniel Lee took the helm as creative director at Bottega Veneta in 2018, the Italian heritage brand has been one of the most talked-about labels at fashion month and one of the most-worn designers on the street style scene. The Phoebe Philo alum won fashion insiders over with his own take on modern minimalism with cult accessories like the pouch bag and quilted heels that are permanently in demand and on the sell-out list.
As the collections continue, Lee continues to evolve Bottega Veneta’s new standbys. For F/W 20, new iterations of the classic woven intercciato bag, chunky boots taking inspiration from Chelsea and Western styles, chain-trimmed dresses (this time in a heavy woven knit), and the minimal designs that grew him such a devoted fanbase. There are also more maximalist pieces: sweeping shearling coats finished with heavy fringe, bold pops of fuchsia and kiwi to offset sharply tailored outerwear, crystal-embellished jeans.
Ahead, discover more from the F/W 20 Bottega Veneta collection, including the 7 major trends that will be eveywhere next season.
Fuchsia, kiwi, and buttercream will liven up all-black uniforms. On the runway, button-down shirts and zipped-up knits were layered underneath black suiting and tailored coats with just the collars and sleeves peeking out.
If you’ve been holding out on wearing the big bag trend, you may want to reconsider. Big bags continue to dominate. This time around, they’re constructed with stiffer, more structured materials.
Daniel Lee knows how to design an It-shoe and for fall, it will be his chunky boots that come in shades of black and cream, and a range of heights from ankle to knee-high to above-the-knee. Finished with a pointed toe or a square-toe shape, they merge a classic Chelsea boot shape with a Western boot style.
Last year, we saw the rise of anklets. Worn mostly with strappy heels, the jewelry trend even evolved into Bottega Veneta’s cult mesh heels with a built-in ankle chain. On the F/W 20 runway, we’re seeing a new way of wearing the anklet: layered over chunky Chelsea boots.
Remember in the early 2000s when celebs like Britney Spears made bedazzled denim wildly in popularity? Now, it’s back in more grown-up versions with a loose, yet tailored silhouette and hundreds of Swarovski crystals adorning each pair.
Fringe was a major statement on the Bottega Veneta runway, seen on everything from woven intrecciato bags to shearling coats to knit dresses, but it’s not an isolated trend we’re seeing just at this show. At Milan fashion week, it was a spotted on runways including Prada, Jil Sander, and Ferragamo, an indication that it’s set to be a much wider trend for fall 2020.
We couldn’t escape tiny, micro sunglasses a few seasons ago and now, everyone is wearing oversize ‘70s shapes. Looking ahead to fall 2020, Bottega’s sporty wraparound goggle sunglasses are the fresh shape that will take over.
Next, read more about why Bottega Veneta has risen to It brand status.