MILAN — "Rock star meets gentleman" could be the headline for the latest Bottega Veneta winter collection.
The skinny trousers, close-to-the-body blazers, silver shirts and high heeled ankle boots that made up the preview menswear show presented Sunday, smack of the over the top styles of the 1960's. Put into the hands of creative designer Tomas Maier, like most of what he touches, the outfits turn to class.
Daytime suits come in extra light gray or blue fabric, interwoven with geometric design. The jacket is slim-fitting and the trousers pencil-thin. Shimmering shirtwear, velvet detailing, pointed boots and a wisp of a tie complete the 1960s look.
For outerwear, Maier offers up deep-blue double-breasted shearling jackets with contrasting black lining, cut very close to the body, and nifty cropped shearling vests.
Leather, featured on many of the runways of the current Milan menswear preview showings, also plays a major role at Bottega Veneta, with classic leather coats and chic sport jackets with fur epaulettes.
A silver bomber jacket worn over a pair of leather leggings laced at the calf, and colorful high heeled boots was the only false note in the collection.