MILAN – Bottega Veneta has unveiled its Spring Summer 2013 collection at Milan Fashion Week and like Prada, Gucci, and other houses this season, it too was by flowers; keeping the silhouette slim and retaining black as the base colour.

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“It’s easy for a woman to dress in a way that sends a simply message: serious or sexy or bohemian or whatever,” said designer Tomas Maier.

“It’s much harder to come across in a multifaceted way. For Spring, we wanted to make clothes that blur the lines, that offer a more complex idea. These are women who’d rather not be summed up in a word or two,” he added.

The collection was complex, mixing sharply tailored cuts with softer pieces, with demure skirts down to the knee and high-waisted trousers.

Sheer black tops revealed skin or a floral bra beneath and skirts in earthy colours were broken up by black panels – though fabrics were cashmere and silk chiffon, and created a subtler look than the dramatic fur insets at Fendi.

Though some shoulders were cut away, most of the necklines rested on the collarbone, with only a few dresses flaunting a V-shaped plunged neckline. Hefty heels were on show here as well, along with cut-away platforms.

Bottega Veneta boutiques are located at The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, #B1-99, Tel: 6688 7228; Takashimaya Departmental Store, Level 2, Tel: 6738 2380 and ION Orchard, #01-04a, Tel: 6238 0020. For more information about Bottega Veneta, go to