Straight from the catwalk: Bottega Veneta Autumn/Winter 2016 eyewear
In the weave
In the late '60s, Bottega Veneta developed a unique technique of weaving the leather known as intrecciato, which is now synonymous with the Italian fashion house. Under the creative direction of Tomas Maier, the weave motif is given a new update every season yet still reflects an understated elegance and longstanding tradition.
Masterfully handcrafted by expert artisans in Italy and Japan, both districts that are pioneers in eyewear production with meticulous manufacturing of the finest materials. Created using the Italian premium acetate and the Japanese titanium, each pair provides a cutting-edge aesthetic that are comfortable, light and durable. All the modes in the collection feature superior Zeiss lenses and laser-engraved patterns in intrecciato on the titanium nose pads.
Fresh off the house's Autumn/Winter 2016 runway is the 'Light Intrecciato Profile', an evolution of the profile in last season's intrecciato. Made from hand-polished acetate and matte metal, these slim unisex sunglasses or the hyper-feminine models are discreetly outlined by a subtle metal detail in intrecciato, in either tonal or contrasting colour nuances. These rounded-style sunglasses are also available in prescription versions.
The 'Intrecciato Eyes' line features an innovative and contemporary mix of acetate, metal and lenses, creating a harmonious yet strong design. Defining the soft women's rectangular shape or the unisex browline style is the eyebrow metal insert in intrecciato, wedged between the acetate frame and lenses that seamlessly connect to the temples and end tips, both engraved with the signature pattern.
The 'Intrecciato Rim' optical unisex style displays the engraved motif throughout, from the bridge on the aluminium front to the nose pads and end tips. Available in matte or semi-matte finishes, these sunglasses are light and versatile with the contrasting metal finishes adding character and exclusivity.