Bottega Veneta Spring 2014: Smart Proportions

In a season filled with light, delicate looks, Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier managed to create springy wares with substantial weight to them--a testament to his and the house's longstanding skills with fabric and tailoring.
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In a season filled with light, delicate looks, Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier managed to create springy wares with substantial weight to them--a testament to his and the house's longstanding skills with fabric and tailoring.
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In a season filled with light, delicate looks, Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier managed to create springy wares with substantial weight to them--a testament to his and the house's longstanding skills with fabric and tailoring.

The collection was an exercise in proportion, with ruffles and bustles adorning just about every look. Ruffles fanned seamlessly out of one side of a skirt or covered it completely; some sat along one part of a dress's bodice--but it was all done seamlessly.

The pieces, at least for the most part, remained safely on the right side of the line between chic and crafty. We think that had a lot to do with pairing simple, crisp shirts with more voluminous bottoms, as well as staying away from color for the better part of the show. Though when he did add color, Maier dialed down the proportions a bit to a really beautiful effect, resulting in some of the coolest, smartest-looking dresses we've seen all season.

Photos: IMAXtree