Recorded over several days in a private house on the Neapolitan island of Ischia, Bottega Veneta’s Spring 2019 campaign, the first executed under the Creative Direction of Daniel Lee, explores the notion of time being indefinable and transient, and thus the ultimate luxury.
Photographed by Tyrone LeBon, the images seem as if they were scenes captured from an Italian neorealist cinema.
It portrays an affinity between Bottega Veneta’s hallmark material, leather, and the skin of the body; a bareback, a bag in intrecciato, a figure weaving through water, a woman wrapped in a calf trench-coat. It portrays fashion is stripped to its purest form: a fine knit, a coat, the intrecciato leather. The clothes and accessories become part of a whole.