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The best of MFW AW19 day 3 & 4: Tod’s, Bottega Veneta and Giorgio Armani

The best of MFW AW19 day 3 & 4: Tod’s, Bottega Veneta and Giorgio Armani

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Text: Joan Kong


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Leather was given a lust-worthy take at both shows yesterday

Tod's

Who: Irina Shayk, who ditched the runway for the #frow at Tod's, was spotted in a belted leather jacket, trousers and loafers—from Tod's, of course—that radiated effortless ease.

The low-down: For a brand that's so well-versed in leather, Tod's certainly made it even more lust-worthy this season. Outerwear, in particular, took centre stage for Autumn/Winter 2019, but where do we start? The belted trench coats were fail-proof. The black vest with pops of brown and shearling hem was modern. And the embossed double-breasted high-neck jacket gave off utilitarian vibes. But our favourites of them all, were definitely the lightweight leather tops and Bermuda shorts that are super chic-we'll gladly wear them in our tropical weather.

Buro loves: The autumn colour palette from neutral beige and camel hues to rich oxblood and green. The pop of light pink was a nice, girly touch.

 

Bottega Veneta

Who: Creative director Daniel Lee presented his first runway collection for the Italian fashion house, and let's just say he's proved that he's the one to watch.

Where: The brand built a glasshouse underneath the Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace), and even though the sun was blazing hot, anticipations ran high, and it was worth it.

The low-down: Prior to the Autumn/Winter 2019 show, Daniel Lee has launched his Pre-Fall 2019 line that was met with great reviews. So naturally, expectations were high for his debut runway collection this season. Bottega Veneta's signature house codes were reimagined and reinvented. Leather was, of course, the focal point of the collection, and its opening look—a sleek leather dress with a beautifully cut neckline—was made for décolletage-flaunting. The fashion house's intrecciato weave was reintroduced in squares this season, on skirts and leather coats that gave off an armour-like feel. Accessories-wise, a square-toe pump in embossed intrecciato leather and maxi intreccio totes will no doubt be street style's next It-pieces. "The aim of this season's collection is a simple one, to evoke emotion-pleasure and joy, desire and beauty," says the show notes. And that's exactly how it made us feel.

Buro loves: The armour-like outerwear that will get us going stylishly on the roughest days.

 

Giorgio Armani

Who: At the end of the show, Mr. Armani took to the runway in a blue double-breasted suit, alongside a model in a shimmering black gown.

Where: Instead of its usual venue at the Armani Theatre, for the first time ever, a runway show was held at Armani Silos—a fashion art museum dedicated to the Italian fashion house.

The low-down: The title of Giorgio Armani's Autumn/Winter 2019 collection is Rhapsody in Blue. And true to its name, the looks this season were united through the calming hue in a variety of shades. While the men's looks were understandably safer, the womenswear was another story. The first few looks were comprised of cropped fitted jackets with curved-edging trousers, before pops of luxe velvet, silky satin and brush-stroke prints graced the catwalk. However, as much as we loved those looks, the ensembles that got our full attention were definitely the eveningwear that embodies elegance like no other. Mostly introduced in streamlined silhouettes, the jumpsuits and gowns were in black or blue hue, amped up with details such as embellishment or texture-clash and asymmetrical hem for an equally stunning finish.

Buro loves: The one-shoulder gowns in mesh that adds that sultry allure with peekaboo skin.

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