THE ART OF COLLABORATION WITH NOBUYOSHI ARAKI
Bottega Veneta is pleased to announce that Nobuyoshi Araki has photographed the brand’s Spring-Summer 2015 advertising campaign. The campaign, which was photographed on location in Tokyo, features both the women’s and men’s collections and is the latest in Bottega Veneta’s ongoing series of creative collaborations featuring the talents of acclaimed artists.
The men’s and women’s spring collections are influenced by dance and the idea of freedom in movement. The women’s palette is dominated by shades of deep navy and sky blue, complimented by lighter tones such as pale, mist and banane. The men’s palette is centered on faded shades of blue and green, also balanced by paler colors. Both collections have a relaxed, graceful attitude and many of the fabrics have a weathered hand. For women, there is washed calf suede, chunky and fine knits, gingham and denim; sequins and caviar beads provide occasional embellishment. For men, there is ultra soft lambskin, suede, cashmere knits and linen; the materials are treated with various smoking, stitching and fading techniques to lend a worn-in feeling. Women’s handbags are soft and organically shaped, accentuated by an eclectic mix of materials, while an unadorned t-strap flat forms the foundation for many of the looks. The men’s signature bag is a slouchy convertible intrecciato backpack.