Saturday, January 22, 2011

Best of Milan – Bottega Veneta

The layering, the rich colors, the subtly patterned suits, the slim but not tight silhouette – Bottega Veneta was easily the strongest show of the Milan season.

In Paris Junya was fantastic, I’ll post those shots tomorrow.

Overall the shows this season have been less than stellar. Have you seen any shows that you love?


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  1. Naomifashionnoihsaf

    January 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

    strange sense of excitment just looking at them on a laptop screen! lovely photos.

  2. Tim Fredrix

    January 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

    i like that blue jacket. also: could i work for you? :)

  3. terryl

    January 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I love the flip of the small lapel; it transforms the suit into a totally different-looking outergarment.

    And the multiple button-downs sort of "opening" at the bottom looks like some kind of odd, abstract idea that look so, so right when done. Totally works. This is perfect.

  4. coldclove

    January 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

    wonderful photos! :)

  5. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Very chic dandy sophisticated and sexy!!!

  6. Fashion Nerd

    January 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I love the jacket.

    Fashion Nerd

  7. VicissitudiniLombarde

    January 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Incredible collection!
    Love it :)


  8. S

    January 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Loving the first two pictures.
    The layering is gorgeous.

  9. Kathy

    January 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Revisiting 30's / 40's glamour….love the layers. k

  10. Endah

    January 22, 2011 at 10:09 am

    This post make my day! Elegant

  11. Rahul

    January 22, 2011 at 10:17 am

    simply awesome

  12. E...

    January 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I lvoe this show, its color are so cool!!!

  13. adele

    January 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

    awesome! <33


  14. jennim

    January 22, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I love the looks except for wearing the button-down shirts all the way to the top. a lot of men in europe seem to do it, i think it looks a little dorky.

  15. itsallstyletome

    January 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

    The beauty of this collection is that it is clean, sophisticated, and timeless. You're going to spend the money, but the clothes will go the distance.

  16. utongozi

    January 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

    i like z zegna. it wasn't innovative, but for z zegna as a brand it was strong, and i like this type of clothes on men.


  17. athena

    January 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

    the texture of some of the suits are so exquisite!
    beautiful! :)

  18. alefashion

    January 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Amazing collection!
    Very chic, I love it!

    xx Ale

  19. jimjims

    January 22, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I feel with apparel, everything under the sun has been done.

    Its really hard for designers to really nail stuff without trying too hard.

    Not to sound cliche, but "timeless" "classics" (big buzz words) are always going to be the best.

  20. choicesmultiple

    January 22, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Excellent style inspiration, not only for men but also for women. The first suit is actually very interesting. The other ones are casual and chic. Love the zipper detail on that last one.

  21. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 10:42 am

    the mugler show was the best!

  22. comme fraiche

    January 22, 2011 at 10:43 am

    looks like another outstanding collection from Tomas Maier. Lots of dark rich colors and a classy look to it all

  23. Daniela

    January 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I ADORE Bottega Veneta…I would marry a man wearing those kind of clothes!

  24. crystal glamour

    January 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

    i'm always passing by bottega veneta
    and i was looking at the display and thought the menswear were so polished and chic
    i'm so into wearing men's stuffs rather than women's (sometimes they look more natural)
    great photos

  25. mademoiselleandcomag

    January 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

  26. Caddy

    January 22, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I love a guy in a well fitted suit. They just look good.

  27. Maryanne

    January 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

    an overall somberness, which is reflecting the situation with the world economy and its effects on the industry.

    i rather like the absence of no or smaller lapels, it's a much cleaner line.

    fashion stripping down again after years of excess.

  28. Maryanne

    January 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

    an overall somberness, which is reflecting the situation with the world economy and its effects on the industry.

    i rather like the absence of no or smaller lapels, it's a much cleaner line.

    fashion stripping down again after years of excess.

  29. Design Elements

    January 22, 2011 at 11:09 am

    very good shots! your blog is incredible.

  30. Karena

    January 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Elegant couture line, would expect no less from Bottega Venata!

    Art by Karena

  31. Krzysztof Kijas

    January 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

    omg I must buy one of this jackets

  32. Country Girl

    January 22, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Bravo! Beautiful here.

  33. bicocacolors

    January 22, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Such a great selection!!
    the colours are factastic!!!!

  34. Kathrine

    January 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Well I saw pictures from the Louis Vuitton show in Paris and liked it a lot. I loved the "rich" black color of the clothes as well as the fact that they were so elegant, yet simple. The orange they used also was ok, if used only for one item (jacket). The combination blazer/sleeveless quilted jacket was interesting.

  35. It blog girls

    January 22, 2011 at 11:39 am

    LOVE IT , awesome faces

  36. The Gent.

    January 22, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I love this show and I also like Prada, it was very interesting and I also loved Viktor & Rolf in Paris, for me it was prfect.

  37. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I think that male shows in Milan still keep a good level compared to the female shows; for exemple september 2010 was so low level compared to paris fashion shows…maybe lack of inspiration

  38. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I really liked Walter Van Birkenstocks (or however its spelt!) and Adam Kimmel…both for use of colour and show casting. I was really disappointed by Burberry Prorsum and McQueen menswear. Both just the usual Milan luxury brand/King of the Castle nonsense but with a slight/uninspired twist. And as for Galliano and Givenchy menswear…dont get me started!!!

  39. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Bottega Veneta were great this season

  40. Fly

    January 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I agree with you about this show, one of the best in this Milano men fashion week.

  41. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Yes these are clothes that are both chic and highly wearable great clour and form.

  42. Κάλαθο

    January 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Junya W. and Bottega were my favorite as well !

  43. Funky Fraîche

    January 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    wow these photos are amazing…and the outfits…loving it…


    Love, L

  44. kappaboh

    January 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Bottega Veneta is rarely wrong! :)

    Versace had a good show, in my opinion… I loved their skinny elegant pants and the leather jackets.
    What do you think?

  45. kaveri

    January 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    i'm liking the take on shirt vs jacket length..the longer shirt..last button left open (perhaps deliberately, perhaps just a aesthetically perfect mistake)..with the slim, perfectly cut jacket. but would it work on a 'regular person'..risk of looking a tad sloppy? having said that…slim belt at the waist. supremely elegant. and fresh.

  46. Sophie Mhabille

    January 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Scott, i just met you in Paris, during Ann Demeulemeester men's fashion show. I just wanted to tell you i really love your work

  47. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Really nice silhouettes. I really liked Zegna and Moncler Gamme Bleu. Zegna really put out some nice pieces and the presentation and pieces of Gamme Bleu were phenomenal.

  48. Gauthier F.

    January 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    This is really cool.. By the way, I saw you today during the Ann demeulmeester show in Paris. I was so thrilled :)

  49. RX-SZ

    January 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Indeed, the best from Milan!

  50. Julie Thomassen

    January 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

  51. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    The colours are amazing, the mustard and burgundy in the third picture… lovely.

  52. Claudiu

    January 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I really enjoyed Canali and Burberry Prorsum, Bottega Veneta was also one of my favorites.

  53. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Wow. This show looks amazing…

  54. @unChCh

    January 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm


  55. about

    January 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I plan to marry a man who dresses like this…

  56. Sasha

    January 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    handsome suits, beautiful fabric.


  57. David

    January 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Re to jennim (10:28am post): I totally disagree about the dorkiness, Third pic in: green undershirt with gray and black over top looks very cool/ streetwise and I could picture myself wearing something like this (but then again I am a numbers nerd).

  58. David

    January 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    p.s. I meant 4th pic in

  59. Meredith Howard

    January 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I love the cut on these jackets and the layering. I'm intrigued by the zipper in the middle of the jacket that I keep seeing this season. Interesting.

    - Meredith

  60. princess glee

    January 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I haven't paid much attention to menswear for whatever reason…But this collection has captured my attention for whatever reason…

  61. Istanbulboy

    January 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I can't agree more! Bottega Veneta's men's collection is just amazing – wearable, but still fresh and trendy and kind of classic at the same time. It is totally up my street. Mr. Maier has done an amazing job to create the men's line, right from the first collection. I am a fan!


  62. Ultra Violette

    January 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    love the photos

  63. BRAD

    January 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    For me it was HANDS-DOWN Salvatore Ferragamo with the BEST collection @ Men's Fashion Week ☆
    Actual "wearable" luxurious clothes…


  64. one tow

    January 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm


  65. Glayki

    January 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    simply amazing!

  66. paulina

    January 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    i loved the Givenchy show


    January 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    these suits are so elegant

  68. Marrisa

    January 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    These suits are amazing. I love the textiles and colors used!

  69. Bergère

    January 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Loved Iceberg show

  70. Michelle

    January 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    What an amazing collection! Love it all.

  71. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I agree…Bottega Venata's collection was Superb!! Tomas never seems to disappoint the customer and the fashion industry with this very strong menswear collection. Dirk Birkenberg's collection was hot!!

  72. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Manly, elegant, a superb collection. I especially loved the pop of green against the dark jacket.The cut of these jacket and suits were perfect.

  73. Ru

    January 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    these trends are really new and exciting, something really exciting about the layering and play of collars, wonderful

  74. Pablo Moya

    January 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Bottega Veneta the best!!!

  75. Christopher R. Skinner

    January 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    That first suit is amazing!

  76. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I generally much prefer your on-the-street shots, but I can see why you love this collection. These clothes are _elegant_ and could easily fit into a stylish person's (as opposed to a fashionista's) wardrobe: they begin with classic, clean cuts and add interest with saturated color, rich but subtle textures, and small variations on generic conventions (e.g. lapel size). Nothing's fussy or precious, and it looks like the jackets could be tailored to work on more than one body type.

    I could see someone wearing that wonderful midnight blue jacket for the next 20 years. These are clothes for people with _style_.

  77. Kris

    January 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Sophisticated casual ! Niice !

  78. dimitri

    January 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    It's really a wonderful collection. It's very classy and chic. I love the colors. A Very dandy collection.

  79. kimchicsisters

    January 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

  80. shortforfred

    January 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    It's amazing how these male models are all sporting the deep comb-over.


  81. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm


  82. Gloria

    January 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    wow. the fabrics look fabulous. i want to touch them! xo

  83. Laura Sherriffs

    January 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Very dandy cool!

    I love the little details like the horizontal zipper.

  84. Sam Morris

    January 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Na never seen a show, not many here in Cornwall !!

  85. Efren Jarquin

    January 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Outrageous pieces!! So very excited about all the collections. Menswear this season is impeccably done. From the double breasted coats, to brown rich palettes, coppers, boots, military coats to vintage and fun pieces in both D&G and the Dolce and Gabbana shows. Menswear is just breathtaking as well as inspirational.


  86. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    the Perret Schaad – Show in Berlin was amazing! But I couldn´t find pictures online yet, which captured them so cool how they appeared in real.
    Maybe next time by you?

  87. Nansosi

    January 22, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Strong collection. Absolutely beautiful and REAL clothes for men. (Sorry, I'm not for skirts and outlandishness for men.) Sensuous fabrics, the most beautiful silhouette I've seen in a long time (more fitted), and darned SEXY!

  88. boni

    January 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Love the simplistic lines of the collection, this collection could be used for both male and female in seprates. Loving the androdgeny feel to it.

  89. itsallstyletome

    January 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I really wish you put up one of the Junya Watanabe fair isle sports jackets. I have to get one!

  90. Pippa

    January 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Bottega Venata are getting stronger, in my oppinion, in both womens and mens lines in the past few seasons, loving the fabrication.

  91. tinkerbell the bipolar faerie

    January 23, 2011 at 12:27 am


  92. Angelina

    January 23, 2011 at 12:43 am

    this is such an amazing collection.
    The men, who will buy these clothes, will certainly be cool and stylish! I love them and I definitely would like to wear them as well.

  93. jonverdavid

    January 23, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I liked the Burberry Prorsum and McQueen shows in Milan. It was revolutionary and classic all at the same time.

  94. Joanna Paulsen

    January 23, 2011 at 1:48 am

  95. Alejandra

    January 23, 2011 at 2:16 am

    I love these clothes, as a children's clothing designer it inspires me to go and design well tailored clothes for little boys, there's not much out there for little boys.

  96. Beautycountry

    January 23, 2011 at 3:18 am


    Love it all..hard to pick a favourite

  97. Rosalind Rosewarne

    January 23, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Gods what a miserable bunch in dark miserable clothing…no doubt beautiful made in sumptuous fabrics but nevertheless DULL DULL DULL, does not lift the spirits one iota…. lemon sucking anyone?

  98. mary

    January 23, 2011 at 6:38 am

    very, very sexy clothes. bottega veneta are the best in my opinion, and their leather can't be beaten by anyone else.

  99. UnaBb

    January 23, 2011 at 6:58 am

    amazing!i'm inlove with bottega vinetta's collection

  100. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    January 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

    The layered shirts and the suit's pattern are amazing here

  101. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I'm sorry, but I'm too upbeat of a person to wear this depressing-looking stuff……

  102. Sylvim

    January 23, 2011 at 10:09 am


  103. Bubbles

    January 23, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Yes! Loved Dsquared, Gucci and Ermanno Scervino!

  104. Sabina

    January 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Now this is how men should dress. All the time.


  105. chuck n.

    January 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    i find this collection and all the other fw 11 ones boring. i feel like everything presented has already been seen or done. ss 11 was much stronger

  106. COA

    January 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Love! Nice change from your typical sweater.

  107. Rachel

    January 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    The second and last two are fantastic.

    Men – we like when you layer.

    :) Rach

  108. kim

    January 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Awesome show. Maier always finds that perfect harmony between relaxed and considered, always so much more successful in his mens collections to me.

    I loved Umit Benan. His collection was so modern and masculine, without stepping outside of the box of wearability.

    But yeah, a lot of disappointing collections for fall. Unfortunate

  109. susanna

    January 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    thanks for these photos ! I´ll steal this look: jacket and slightly longer shirt.

  110. Rent textbooks

    January 24, 2011 at 3:28 am

    good typical sweater, cloth and matching the face with every cloth.

  111. fred

    January 24, 2011 at 6:24 am

    bottega veneta was for sure one of the best shows, but for me the biggest surprise and most influential collection was shown by John Varvatos

  112. proletarian Great Gatsby

    January 24, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Black,brown,grey,green.Autumn leaves.

  113. Aérostat D'or

    January 24, 2011 at 10:29 am


  114. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

    everything looks great. but all those layers at BV's prices? big bucks!


    January 24, 2011 at 11:13 am

    WOW! Absolutely GORGE! The suits are amazing. The first one is the best!

  116. laurakly

    January 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    4th guy/clothe looks absolutely marvelous!

  117. studio-gosu

    January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I really like the washed wool suit jacket with the deconstructioned shoulder on pic 5. Looks nicely rounded and fits well…seen very bad images of lightweight constructional shoulders before :)
    Very nice pictures!

  118. 82Brute

    January 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I love these designs. Handsome. Manly. Dignified, but bloody edge modern with a whiff of espionage. I look forward to seeing these just as they are in real life. Fabulous model casting, too. Ooofa!

  119. Nita Kuo

    January 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    love the jacket texture in the first picture. gives a new take on nice jackets

  120. Fei

    January 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    LOVE y can't all the guys dress like all the time

  121. Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Yowza! Such pretty boys. Especially #5. And the clothes aren't bad either.

  122. Joy Mars

    January 25, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Who needs poetry when there are those faces on BV's models.

    Are you sure they really exist?

  123. EZ

    January 26, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Cheeeeeck bones <333

    I love this!

    visit my baby

  124. honeyBEEANDME

    January 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm



  125. Yoli

    January 27, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Exquisite. I love the fabrics and color choices.

  126. cronicas gulosas

    January 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I really love the layers of textures, and the classical-but-not-old look. Amazing.

  127. Cosplay

    January 31, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Today's world is growing very rapidly. Everyone wants to look good.In this case cosplay outfit has a perfect balance between the lace and the open part. It gives you personal satisfaction. It has a wide variety of costumes. Cosplay Costume is one of top sellers this season. Thanks for sharing this outfits with us.

  128. Erica

    January 31, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    loving the super preppy hair cuts :)

  129. damon

    February 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    yeaha Such pretty boys lool

  130. Diana

    February 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    so sweet

  131. joanita

    February 14, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Well done.

  132. elaine

    February 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    woww, the colors and textures are amazingly great to look at. love the way that green shirt is reflected – great use of lighting! love it, so classy!

  133. Emily

    April 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    mmmm.. handsome <3

  134. Kannis

    May 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Can anyone tell me who the 4th model is? I don’t know his name.

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