Any image of bright blue skies and a propeller jet flying overhead will instantly trigger the wanderlust, and in this case, the Spring-Summer 2011 Bottega Veneta ad campaign exemplifies all that. Shot by Alex Prager, the campaign features a couple (the man is not Adrien Brody, though he does markedly resemble him, doesn’t he?) in S/S11’s RTW pieces, lightweight silhouettes are casual and airy.
Of course, any post from me won’t be complete without a couple of bags, so here are a few picks from the S/S11 collection that I like. First up, the weaved cabat (SGD12,500) that’s even more labour intensive this time round with the extra addition of canvas thread, weaved along with the leather strips and then pulled out to achieve that perfect balance of organised chaos.
Another interesting piece is this reinterpreted runway Knot (SGD5650), which resembles mosaic tile patterns commonly found in Roman villas. Each square is leather, and pieced together one by one to form the clutch’s body.
In keeping with the whole Roman-esque theme (flowing silhouettes, mosaic patterns), S/S11’s selection of jewellery features cameo pieces, each carved out of lava stone, and depicting a woman with braided hair.
The same cameo pieces also come in the form of the rings (SGD1260, SGD790 and SGD1020 respectively), which I’m naturally eyeing right now. Intricately carved and available in different widths, I think the largest one will look best on my middle finger. Along with a scarab at the side.
Images: Bottega Veneta