Bottega Veneta's golden hour

Bottega Veneta's golden hour

Glamorously mod and kitschy

Text: Wei Yeen Loh

Tomas Maier's modern take on the penny loafer for Bottega Veneta is absolutely gold

When Tomas Maier decided to bring the 60s and 70s back to Bottega Veneta's A/W 2015-16 collection, all eyes were entranced upon the multitude of graphic prints and fall hues of violet, teal and russet rust. The collection came together in a quirky, eclectic way that made sense, with a touch of luxe appeal. But what we were enamoured with was a pair of gold foil low-heeled, square-toed penny loafers that brought a whole new meaning to Dorothy of Oz's ruby slippers—but the gold version instead. With diamond and triangular-shaped stone embellishments and geometrically uneven collars, this statement pair of loafers was a much-welcomed change (and a far cry) from the brand's typically nonchalant and straightforward footwear offerings.

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