There was a lot of buzz surrounding Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2019 show, and understandably so. Fall marked the first show by Daniel Lee for the luxury house, just months after the low-key British designer was appointed creative director. There were some who expected the Celine alum to go down Phoebe Philo’s path, but Lee bucked expectations and delivered instead a collection well rooted in the brand’s heritage and house codes.
Lee experimented extensively with leather for the collection, paying tribute to the material that has been the bedrock of the Italian house for more than half a century. Following on from the success of the now-iconic Pouch, two new bags made their runway debut. Shapes that were first seen in the Pre-Fall 2019 collection were given the ‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids’ treatment for the season, with the result being the Mini BV Classic and Small BV Angle. With elegant silhouettes and compact proportions, these bags promise to be your new must-haves
The Mini BV Classic takes shape as a boxy flap bag with a slim shoulder strap, which can be removed to transform it into an evening clutch. A spherical clasp inspired by Milanese architecture sets the bag apart with an uncommon touch, while a glossy Spazzolatto Calf finishing on either nude, red, or nero gives the style both texture and depth.
Designed like an elongated trapezoid, the Small BV Angle showcases a soft, foldable geometric structure with a clever system of hidden magnets. The bag comes in textured Palmellato Calf leather in colourways of plaster, deep blue, and nero with a velvety suede interior, polished off with a triangular closure engraved in the Art Deco style.