All eyes were on the accessories at Bottega Veneta’s autumn/winter 2020 show in Milan, as an intellectual crowd that included Sigourney Weaver and Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino waited to see what Daniel Lee would do next. Needless to say, he did not disappoint.
Already known for his puffy, pillowy Pouch and Cloud bags, for fall/winter 2020 Lee revealed himself to be even softer still, sending models down the runway with fluffy, jellyfish-like bags that trailed tentacles of fuzz tucked under their arms. “I was thinking about softness,” he said after the show, “These bags that felt sensual and soft at a time when everything else felt structured and hard.”
Bottega Veneta’s signature intrecciato weave, which Lee has so successfully reinvigorated, appeared in giant totes, laundry bags slung over shoulders, and satchels with straps embellished with gold detailing. Kaia Gerber carried a macramé-inspired take on the house weave, while Adut Akech’s slender intrecciato envelope sprouted twice its length again in leather fringe.
Last year’s thick-soled bovver boots were given a Cuban heel and a square toe, while Mariacarla Boscono was among those sporting Bottega’s neon take on the humble wellington boot. Below, all the best accessories from Bottega Veneta’s fall/winter 2020 show.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk