Monday, February 27, 2012

Entry # 4 - Body Heat

Indeed, language can be very descriptive if the writer is gifted with this skill. Good writer can create vivid images in reader's mind taking him on a journey. Most of the time my insufficient vocabulary makes me frustrated to not being able to convey my thoughts in a clear manner, but it doesn't stop me from admiring people who posses this talent.  Cathy Horyn is one of them. "A single word often betrays a great design." (Jean Baptiste Racine.) Cathy Horyn wrote concisely for a collection that was "said concisely" with only 36 looks presented at Bottega Veneta, but enough to admire it.

Bottega Veneta: Body Heat

MILAN — The 36 looks that Tomas Maier showed on Saturday at Bottega Veneta seemed to fly past, and then a burst of applause.
He had a lot to say, but he said it concisely, with spare, elegant dresses and coats in black, cobalt or maroon wool.

Coverage from in and around the Milan shows.
The fabrics had a matte, compacted look, but it was the fit and proportion that really stood out. The clothes had a normal sense of grace.
Like Raf Simons at Jil Sander, Mr. Maier knows how to elevate knitwear, pairing a ribbed black cashmere sweater with cropped trousers for a surprisingly polished look that was still relaxed. This exceptional show included burnt velvet dresses in a three-dimensional blur of colors, dresses and skirts with soft peplums, and velvet-paneled evening dresses.

 1.Silhouette & Design
-Spare, elegant dresses
-Cropped trousers
2. Details
-Soft peplun
3.  Color
-Black, cobalt, maroon wool
-Three-dimensional blur of colors
-Burnt velvet
-Matte, compacted looks
-Ribbed cashmere sweater
5. Creative "Jargon" 
- "The clothes had a normal sense of grace"
-"Elevate knitwear"


  1. Great post! I too am an admirer of Cathy Horyn. She amazes me again with her writing skills, even with the challenge of what seems to have been a "speedy" fashion show.

  2. Oh, I love that phrase, "the clothes had a normal sense of grace"! It completely conveys the simple elegance of a simple, well-made garment in a luxurious, yet unembellished, fabric. Horyn has a beautiful writing style and you did justice to her words with your post!


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  3. I love Bottega Veneta! I really think Cathy Horn did Thomas a disservice with a short blog.