Runway Rundown: Bottega Veneta Resort 2012

Once again, it’s been a while since my last post—but I’m making a comeback (hopefully!)! I just started working but I think I can get back into the groove of things.

Resort Collections are kicking off and it’s the perfect time for me to do something I’ve always wanted to do; runway reviews! It’s a daunting task—especially during the regular seasons—but resort is a lot less structured. There is no set “resort week” it’s more like a month or two. For me, it’s a good way to tide over until the spring shows and the Haute Couture—which will be in July.

So far, there have only been three major resort collections: Chanel, Oscar De La Renta and Bottega Veneta. I just viewed the latter one this morning and felt that there was a good range of looks.

Bottega Veneta is one of the top luxury brands. Their motto kind of says it all about them; “When your own initials are enough.”

Overall, there were looks I loved, looks I didn’t, and looks that weren’t all that memorable. I’ll show you guys what I thought were the best and worst.

This one, by far, is one of my favorite looks. I love the dress–the bustier/corset details are fantastic as well as the contrast between the two fabrics and the piping. On paper, all of those elements would be wince-inducing–far too much for one dress but somehow it all comes together. It would make one fantastic Red Carpet look. Oh and that jacket? Want it. It’s fabulous.

First of all, the color is just marvelous. It’s hard to imagine that anyone could look bad in that color. I’ve always had a weak spot for trench coats–and that’s a marvelous specimen. The dress is equally stellar. It looks like it’s just dripping off the model. Absolutely stunning.

I’m not quite sure exactly what type of look this is, if I had to guess it looks like a knit bathing suit with a cardigan. As impractical as it is, I dig it. It would make a fabulous editorial look. I love how it sort of straddles the line between sexy and conservative. I love the fabric too.

I feel like this look is a fashion disaster waiting to happen. The fact that it’s capris is a big problem. I’ve never really liked them, and they really don’t do any favors to anyone, particularly in that length. Add that with it being a strapless romper thingy and the taffeta garbage bag effect of the fabric and it’s much too much.

Let’s break it down: It’s a pepto-pink full length dress with a puff sleeve with a corset with harness-y details. Like many of the looks, there’s quite a lot to it. It may just be my own objective opinion, but I just don’t like it. I think it’s the harness details. They were in other parts of the collection, and I just didn’t get it.

What do you guys think?



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