The complete Bottega Veneta Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear fashion show now on Vogue Runway.
New York is full of characters. Power brokers up at dawn. Charity-circuit types. The lady who goes down to the bodega in her bathrobe. With a shiny new Madison Avenue flagship to rally around, Tomas Maier brought his Fall Bottega Veneta collections for men and women to New York, and took our great city and its denizens as muse.
Fashion Week here is in the midst of a significant identity crisis. New York’s star designers are jumping ship for Paris, while others are opting out of formal shows for studio appointments. The accomplished, experienced Maier arrived from Milan not a moment too soon. House BV secured the American Stock Exchange as a venue (a loaded metaphor in this turbulent week on Wall Street) and built out a set complete with a working fireplace and a John Chamberlain sculpture. Celebrities were enlisted and clients jetted in from all over the U.S. One-off events can be tricky to get right, though, and this one wasn’t without its frustrations—the single, tiny entranceway for the hundreds of us that came to see the show being first and foremost, with the distance between the runway set and the audience a close second.