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 tops.
How to accessorize the hard chic-chick look? With enormous sunglasses, woven leather pumps and graffiti-sprayed oversize clutches, of course.