To say Matthieu Blazy‘s Spring/Summer show last year was one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the season would be an understatement. Held in September, the show was Blazy’s sophmore collection for the Milanese brand. The creative director describes the collection as one that expounds on the “perverse banality of the everyday nubuck looks, to the eroticism of ultra-sophistication through tailoring”; designed it for both women and men and for any occasion.
Blazy enlisted the help of pioneering Italian designer and architect Gaetano Pesce (known for his innovative use of colours and materials) to craft the space which included 400 resin chairs and a runway made from the same glossy material. The venue was designed to showcase diversity and how no two people are ever the same.
Casual looks opened the show; oversized cotton tees, light wash jeans made from leather and large, layered trench coats with an extra collar. Among the opening looks was ’90s supermodel Kate Moss who wore a leather flannel shirt and leather jeans. The drama came later in the show in the form of colourful printed dresses, a faux fox fur print on suits and oversized blazers in patent leather. Bottega Veneta didn’t disappoint either when it came to accessories. A new bag style, named ‘Andiamo, was introduced on the runway, along with chunky earrings and necklaces.
Ahead, a look at some of the pieces from the Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2023 collection to get.