Restrained in shape but rich with graphic prints, silks and metallic, this season’s Bottega Veneta collection emerged to the sound of Peter and the Wolf, perhaps a subtle hint that even the simplest, sweetest things can be a bit dangerous. Close polka dot print was used throughout in a variety of colour-ways, but gleaming silk shirts added movement to an otherwise precise collection and dark coated denim brought it up to date. A sleeveless purple V neck over a black spotted shirt was modern and androgynous and worked well as did a pair of black PVC jackets with clear plastic panels at the bottom.
Closing with a finale of power suits – each with shoulders a little wider than the last – was bold though possibly only really worked because the last one was on ultimate Bottega icon Edie Campbell. Overall, the most daring aspects worked the best; gold boots and shoes glinting with fat jewels were marvellous and in hindsight, still humming the soundtrack, part of me wonders if this collection might have benefitted from a little less of the sweetness (see those cutesy lace dresses and tights) and a touch more of the wolf.