Bottega Veneta returns with a peek of key styles from the pre-fall 2020 collection: the Fringe Pouch and Chain Cassette, as well as the BV Tire and BV Point.
Taking inspiration from the Chain Pouch, part of the house’s spring 2020 collection, the Fringe Pouch is an evolved cousin. The pouches have in common the same soft texture and distinctive subtly pleated top. Made from ultra-supple nappa, the handbag takes shape in a flat square silhouette. Bordering the base seam of the bag is an expertly inserted panel with a cascading leather fringe. It is this impeccable construction that more than half a metre of fine leather strips free to sway glamorously to every fancy foot forward. Lined with a light calf lining and accented with gold and silver zip hardware, this boldly playful piece comes in an array of bright colours like red, fondente, nero and tapioca.
The Chain Cassette is no less of a statement piece, helping to establish bold chains as a signature code of Bottega Veneta’s repertoire. Putting a stylish spin on the Padded Cassette made from essential nappa, the new chain straps take inspiration from the house’s jewellery collection. Thanks to a clever alteration in construction, the purse styles in two ways, with the chain wrapped around the wrist like a chunky bracelet or slung over the shoulder. The edit alters the bag’s appearance into a piece that combines grace with daring confidence.
Perfected with nappa lining, and gold and silver hardware, these visually appealing cassettes are available in fun, fresh colours like swimming pool blue, sherbet yellow, fondente, grass, bianco and more. It is most certainly a prerequisite accessory for style mongers looking to set a trendy pace.
A boot you can never go wrong with, the BV Tire makes a dramatic statement as it subverts classic silhouettes, exuding both power and androgynous charm. Available for both men and women, the BV Tire features raised rounded toes and deep rubber- stamped soles supplied in an assortment of colours ready to complement an autumnal wardrobe. Quirky, wavy rubber details offer a splashy contrast of colour on Chelsea or Mid-Calf Chelsea styles that pull on with elastic side panels and back loops. Crafted from vegetable-tanned calf leather, these boots are made sustainably and promise to age well. Additionally, the BV Tire is also available as a fashionable knee-high variant with a flatform sole, made from a combination of stretch nappa leather and vegetable-tanned calf leather upper. Fastening with a zipper, the knee-high BV Tire hugs the leg for a crisp silhouette bursting with attitude.
Not to be outshined, the BV Point also delivers a subversive approach to the slingback shoe. The timeless elongated pointed sole and sleek conic heel contrast its supple and graphic upper. Striking, sensual and daring, the BV Point is crafted from glossy nappa leather, using a revolutionary construction method. Without reinforcement or lining, the eye-catching upper is fashioned as a single tubular piece, twisted and interlaced with flat straps. Meanwhile, the body and heel are encased in smooth lacquered nappa lambskin, resulting in an insole that offers a comfortable bare-foot effect. Made with rubber-injected leather outsoles, this sandal-pump hybrid is available in a flat sling-back ballerina or heeled sandal. Offered in bold shades like nail polish red, cool sky blue or a neutral deep espresso brown, black or white, these punchy pumps are made to stand out from the crowd. So will you