A bold yet essential wardrobe, Bottega Veneta unveils Wardrobe 2, the Pre-Fall 2021 collection by Daniel Lee. The Kering group brand unerdlines its experimental potention with its latest lineup of men's and women's looks and the accompanying campaign. Lee continues his creative path after the unexpected launch of the Digital Journal Issue 1, a collaboration with the Venice Biennale.
The new collection presents an austere allure driven by the tailoring of the Italian maison, juxtaposed with glamorous details of excess. Sparkling dresses, feathers, crystals, sequins, glitter, and rhinestones counter the minimalism of the impeccable silhouettes and clean cuts designed by Lee. Wardobe 2 is structured by this antithesis—bold volumes alongisde super-fit shapes, rigid silhouettes versus sinuous lines, and dynamic dresses contrasted with sophisticated suits.
A celebration of dressing that places an emphasis on the present, the collection also complements both the male and female wardrobe, carrying over the same distinctive traits. Materials used throughout range from technical nylon, velour, teddy bear furs, and the supple leather Bottega Veneta is known for.
The Wardrobe 2 campaign features Valeria Golino and the star of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and principle dancer of the American Ballet Theater in New York, Roberto Bolle. The rest of the squad includes international artists and talents such as American director Melina Matsoukas, rapper Little Simz, contemporary British artist Mark Leckey, musician Kenzie, jazz musician Nubya Garcia, rapper Skepta, artist Sue Webster, English rapper Slowthai, and musician Tricky, among others.