Bottega Veneta street style was not exactly what I expected. Being the incredibly important label it is to Italy I expected to find a very exclusive yet interesting crowd to shoot…*
This is in no way a complaint, but more of a statement proving that although it’s been a while since I started shooting street style, there’s still many things to learn along the way.
This was my first season ever to shoot street style at fashion weeks other than Paris, and I understood that although there’s some common ground, they don’t always play by the same rules.
New York was awesome (aside to the cold) it was a pretty playful and relaxed environment… perhaps it’s the fact that it is the first of the 4 fashion weeks, so people are in their best mood and totally fresh and excited to start that chaotic month.
London… I haven’t been and I’m still trying to decide whether I’ll go next season or not… but from what I heart it is somewhat “less interesting” in the sense that everything takes place at the same venue, the “big fishes” of the fashion industry usually skipt it and overall it’s not as “high-end”… although I hear there’s lots of experimental fashion over there and although it’s not what SELLS in terms of street style, perhaps it’d be a nice experience photography-wise.
Milan, was cool and weird at the same time, I felt a bit out of water but also was a great opportunity to adapt to a new environment… it was a bit extremist, either I hated the street style or I loved it… no middle ground.
So in conclusion Bottega was the proof that nothing is necessarily as it seems… in Paris I already “master” which shows are worth going to, where’s the good light, best spots for a beautiful background, etc… in Milan I was clueless.
Although at the time I thought I would have been better off sleeping in or editing rather than going to this show, now I understand I had to go to actually get that new info.
Anyways, althogh, these are not my favorite shots from Milan, I hope you’ll like them.
PS. The next show post for Roberto Cavalli, will be amazing… it was my best of the week!
* Now looking back at the photos and trying to be fair… I arrived late to the show so maybe I missed the action.
All photos by me. All rights reserved. © Ylenia Cuéllar.