London street-smarts met Milanese opulence at Bottega
Veneta in what was one of the most hard-core,
tough-cool collections of the week.
Any hint of dowdiness from the past is gone for good
at Bottega. Designer Laura Moltedo and stylist Katie
Grand moved forward at breakneck speed with black, hot
pink and orange big-collared leather dresses, gathered
skirts and knit-leather silver jackets. The music
blared as a tribe of punky girls stormed the catwalk
wearing one-shoulder tops, fluorescent green-and-
orange leopard-print pantsuits, leather-paillette tank
dresses with a buckle strap, and oversize sweatshirt
How to accessorize the hard chic-chick look? With
enormous sunglasses, woven leather pumps and
graffiti-sprayed oversize clutches, of course.