Bottega Veneta For women the collection has a pronounced subtlety. The palette is pale with greys, pink-tinged beiges, and barely-there shades of rice, butter and marble. An elongated silhouette, ample and fluid, suggests an altered sense of proportion while pleating, ruching, and other hand-worked details add volume. Chunky, sturdy shoes anchor long and flowing silhouettes and sandals are substantial rather than bare. Bags are vertical and elongated but full, in a wide range of sizes. Jewellery is in blackened silver and oxidised gold with gold South Sea pearls, lemon quartz and yellow calcite. For men a nonchalant mood is captured in an almost colourless palette ranging from stone and cement to gradations of grey with touches of oleander, azure, pale olive and butter yellow. Fabrics are softened and worn and range from soft Italian cottons, linen and canvas to blends of cotton with silk, linen and viscose. For sportswear, the silhouette is roomy, with baggy shorts, and there are soft jackets with standing collars and fastenings suggestive of naval uniforms. Some clothes can be deconstructed, with detachable collars and removable sleeves. The season's bags are slouchy and soft, while shoes range from sturdy, handcrafted sandals and espadrille loafers to classic dress shoes with unusual decorative details.