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From Woven Bags to Nostalgic Footwear, 6 Accessories Inspired by Matthieu Blazy’s Childhood

Photo courtesy of Bottega Veneta

Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta’s Resort 2024 celebrates the joy of dressing without boundaries

Growing up, creative director Matthieu Blazy found inspiration in the vibrant harlequin costumes from his childhood. These whimsical outfits ignited his imagination, drawing parallels to Bottega Veneta’s iconic Intrecciato motif, renowned for its exaggerated lapels and bold accessories. This inspiration forms the foundation of the Resort 2024 collection, where personal touches blend seamlessly with the whimsy and craftsmanship.

The 40-year-old designer describes the collection as an odyssey, a journey that intertwines the external and internal worlds, offering a kaleidoscope of cactus and nautilus shell dresses, adorned with motifs of flowers, fireworks, and rock formations. It celebrates the personal pleasure of dressing up, allowing individuals to be whoever they desire to be and travel both in their imagination.

“There is a need to reconnect to a primal world of animals, minerals, and plants. It’s like collecting seashells—beautiful, meaningful or meaningless. It’s linked to the beauty of small marvels and natural wonders. It’s embracing something freeform: these are clothes without codes,” reveals Blazy, emphasizing the collection’s organic inspiration.

Among the standouts of the Resort 2024 collection are the accessories that epitomize Bottega Veneta’s refined aesthetic:

Bottega Veneta's Andiamo Bag designed by Matthieu Blazy
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Andiamo bag

Crafted from washed Bristol calfskin and canvas, the Andiamo Bag is a testament to the brand’s concept of craft in motion. Its natural look and firm structure, courtesy of the unique aging and brushing process, are juxtaposed with the heavy-duty canvas body. Adorned with a brass metal knot, this versatile bag can be comfortably carried over the shoulder or across the body.

Bottega Veneta's red Cha Cha bag designed by Matthieu Blazy
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Cha-Cha bag

A day-to-evening design that combines the Intreccio Kalimero foulard technique with handwoven volume. With its zip closure and removable strap, it effortlessly transforms from a shoulder carry to a party clutch. The supple leather with a subtle shine adds an extra touch of elegance and is ideal for quick afternoon errands or a night out with friends.

Bottega Veneta's blue and white Orbit sneakers designed by Matthieu Blazy
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Orbit sneakers

A tribute to Blazy’s understanding of “motion as an essential concept,” the Orbit sneakers are more than a nod to the 90s. These low-top lace-ups showcase a blend of classic and casual styles with netting details reminiscent of the Italian fashion house’s Intrecciato motif.

The Bottega Veneta trainers are crafted to hug your feet comfortably in a myriad of colorways, including tonal black, silver/white, and parakeet green/silver.

Bottega Veneta's pastel blue Città bag designed by Matthieu Blazy
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Città purse

Meaning “city” in Italian, the Città bag encapsulates the essence of urban exploration. Handwoven leather and a subtle shine give it a unique texture and contemporary appeal. With its magnetic flap closure and adjustable knot feature, it combines functionality with artisanal craftsmanship.

Bottega Veneta's brown Lauren 1980 clutch designed by Matthieu Blazy
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Lauren 1980 Clutch

Returning from the archives, the Lauren 1980 clutch is crafted from the Italian house’s Intrecciato nappa leather and adorned with a polished chain strap.

Originally designed for Lauren Hutton in the movie American Gigolo in 1980, the Lauren 1980 features a structured top with a center magnetic strap and singular interior zip pocket. The clutch is Bottega Veneta’s ode to individuals who are always on the move.

Bottega Veneta's charcoal-colored Gemelli bag designed by Matthieu Blazy
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Gemelli bag in small

Defined by its modern half-moon silhouette and juxtaposed by its classic Intrecciato motif, the Gemelli is a versatile design, embracing both duality and volume, and comes with a tubular leather strap that can be kept on or detached to transform the bag into three different shapes.

In the Philippines, Bottega Veneta is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 4 and Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow them on Instagram for more information.

The SSI Group is the Philippines’ largest specialty retailer, with an established brand portfolio that holds some of the world’s most recognized brands. Its brand portfolio covers a wide range of specialty and lifestyle concepts, spanning the luxury, fashion, beauty, footwear, and restaurant categories.

For more information, contact their official social media pages on Facebook and Instagram respectively.

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