Waisted tailoring of the most commercial variety is designer Tomas Maier’s forte and here was a sales-friendly longer line that buttoned to embrace the waist and contrast with the brand’s baggy trousers. Texture was once more a fascination with shiny fabrications ushered in with the use of treatments on wool, rather than with tonic versions. Roll-necks were teamed with tailored separates for a touch of 1960s styling.
A camel coloured velvet jacket was more luxurious than the casual utility of Bottega Veneta’s previous two seasons while a tweedy grey 2sb worn with a bow tie recalled Indiana Jones at the lectern, for a touch of 1940s chic. Vintage Maier however came through on the use of a high-fastening db and the pagoda shouldered grey 3sb and 1sb jackets that nod to Savile Row styling. An oversized wool coat meanwhile with an oversized check summoned his usual play on volume.