Beautiful Bottega Veneta opened the fourth day in Milan, as designer Tomas Maier presented a collection that aimed to convey the multi-faceted nature of woman, comprising elements both sweet and tough. Drawing on Forties style shapes, models paraded onto the runway in an array of pretty tea dresses in blue floral prints, red and pink with soft, structured shoulders and elbow-length sleeves. Reflecting the marriage of sweet and tough, Maier dusted white shirts, skirts and those tea dresses with a sprinkling of sequin and bead embellishment. Not too much to be overly romantic but just enough to allude to the softness of femininity. Wrap dresses in clingy jersey fabrics fitted against hips and outlined shoulders and torsos in hues of dusky pink and classic black, while hula-style dresses in two-tone palettes of champagne and burnished red or silvery mushroom and ivory. Floral applique adorned figure-forming pencil dresses and bloom-dotted bras peeked through black sheer blouses. It was a collection of covetable pieces, designed for the woman who knows she can be whatever she wants to be.
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