Cue to the grand arena of Detroit's historic Michigan Theatre, and see it transformed into a modern day colosseum for the next instalment of Bottega Veneta. As so it seems, this season for Creative Director Daniel Lee - Milan was out and the city of Detroit was most definitely in.
If Bottega Veneta has taught us anything, it's that it follows no convention and pays no mind for normalcy or fashion protocol. So, it only makes sense that in anticipation for its newest ready-to-wear presentation Salon 03, it took to the birthplace of Motown and Techno, to celebrate freedom and progression with a slight twist of American glamour.
Creative Director Daniel Lee has always been quite taken by the city of Detroit. Having first visited the city six years ago, the Creative Director returned with a collection that was highly technical, engineered and high performance.
Perhaps this season revealed a slight departure from the grandeur ostrich feather jumpsuits and neons, however Salon 03 was just as radical yet this time slightly more refined and restrained. The collection took to the runway taking on structure, functionality and exaggerated shapes - fusing together the realms of sportswear and workwear with that of luxury ready-to-wear.
This season, Bottega Veneta begged to question - man or machine? The new ready-to-wear collection spinning off on all things engineered, industrial and highly technical. As for with Salon 03, Creative Director Daniel Lee took to highly technical innovations in fabric engineering with the use of carefully engineered yarns in recycled rubber and meta. And the result? A collection that was as highly innovative as it was sculptural and functional; a ready-to-wear presentation that had sportswear reimagined for a far away dystopic future.
The full Bottega Veneta Salon 03 collection is available to explore now on bottegeveneta.com, with more news on fashion and show coverages available on russh.com.