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Visions of summer: Bottega Veneta accessories are a lesson in escapism

In partnership with Bottega Veneta


 

Languid summer days stretch out before us. The new year ripe with a promise of promise. Remnants of the excesses from celebrating lay just out of scope, but are felt in the soft, slow movements as we reach for our loved ones, desperate for time to stand still.

But the day must move on. It always does. So, what to wear? The eternal question. With the humidity reaching percentages that are almost oppressive, we forgo traditional clothing and turn the pieces, compact and potent, that bring joy all on their lonesome. After all, painstaking storytelling through styling is no longer required with Bottega Veneta: these accessories offer all the escapism you need.

BOTTEGA VENETA bag.

 

Visions of far off places, where summer truly does feel endless. Where little else drapes your body save for your Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag and where there is no setting that is not instantly uplifted by that Intrecciato weave. Because who could feel the world closing in when armed with a Maxi Cabat in signature Bottega green?

BOTTEGA VENETA bags.

Left: BOTTEGA VENETA bag. Right: BOTTEGA VENETA bag.

 

When lensing these eye-catching accessories from Bottega Veneta, RUSSH's own Kitty Callaghan drew inspiration from the simple pleasures that the liminal space between December and January offers up.

"This time of the year, the best things are eating, reading, and the morning light that hits you mid food coma, whilst horizontal," she explained. "We wanted to create a story that reminds us of those moments — and pieces from Bottega Veneta’s accessories range sit so well in that realm. Pieces so palatable, you could almost eat them. In 2022, I’m dreaming of a summer holiday along the coastline in Italy. These pieces can take me there."

Left: BOTTEGA VENETA bag. Right: BOTTEGA VENETA bag; stylist's own gloves.

 

With Bottega Veneta we want for nothing. Quality craftsmanship paired with the experimental has completely overhauled the realm of accessories. So much so, it's hard to imagine a world before the Bottega Veneta Jodie with its emblematic knot, or the iconic Chain Pouch and its infectious charisma captured our attention. Because we know that a world without Bottega Veneta's accessories is instantly dulled. It does not spur on imagination, drenching the quiet moments in between, the gaps that make up what has been and what is to come — 2021 and 2022.

Left: BOTTEGA VENETA shoe. Right: BOTTEGA VENETA shoes.

 

And if we truly must be grounded in reality, let us keep a memento of these dream-like states. Accessories as tokens to call on when in need of escapism. We'll take the Lido heels and the Point handbag every single time.

Explore the full range of Bottega Veneta accessories, from its iconic handbags to the most viral shoes, online at bottegaveneta.com/en-au.

Left: BOTTEGA VENETA shoe and bag. Right: BOTTEGA VENETA shoe and bag.

Left: BOTTEGA VENETA bag. Right: BOTTEGA VENETA bag.

Left: BOTTEGA VENETA shoe and bag. Right: BOTTEGA VENETA shoes.

PHOTOGRAPHY & FASHION Kitty Callaghan and Britt Lucas
LOCATION China Heights Gallery & Studio

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