Tomas Maier, the Creative Director at Bottega Veneta continues to create clothes, as he says, “for women who’d rather not be summed up in a word or two” – a woman more than just depth of knowledge, elegance, sophistication and simplicity. This Spring/Summer 2013, dresses dominated the entire show from tea dresses that were simultaneously slender and flowing, sheath dresses hugging the hips with sophisticated and complex floral patterns, V-neck dresses with panels of python snakeskin panels, and bustier styles that enhance the female silhouette. Maier looked at an increased decorative touch on his bags – clutches were oversized, satchels were slouchy and covered with fringe while work bags gained structure by incorporating a frame and additional compartments.

Themes – 1930s & 40s inspired femininity with Thomas Maier’s own flair of innovative techniques.


Colors – Caramel, gray, vanilla, dusty blue, charcoal, peach, burgundy, pale yellow, black, optical white, chalk

Key Items – Point d’esprit cardigans tucked into demure appliqued skirts; poppy-printed tea dresses; sexy laser-cut lace dresses in shadowy floral hues; and bustier dresses

Prints/Patterns – Retro floral prints, butterfly motif, python panels

Fabrics – Lace inlays, beading, jet beads, leather, sequins, wool, cotton, double cashmere, jersey, crêpe, chiffon, nylon

Accessories – The brand’s iconic woven leather bags, oversize clutches, square-frame sunglasses, platform sandals and loafers, and butterfly-adorned belts.

Swag – Any woman looking for a brand that embodies strength, power, exclusivity, and complexity would be happy with any one of the sheaths by Bottega Veneta. The Bottega Veneta collection of accessories and bags are for everyone but, the price tag isn’t as friendly to your wallet as other brands.