Traveling can be one of the best ways to expand one’s horizon and this is exactly the thing that has inspired the latest Bottega Veneta spring 2012 collection. “Urban chic,” the designer told WWD. “It was about traveling and handicraft, and opening your eyes to this in big cities. Sometimes, you don’t even need to travel.” With clearly defined shapes, subtle abstract prints and a lot of exciting vibrant colors, simplicity with a twist is one of the best options for the upcoming season in the brand’s vision.

By now it is abundantly clear that mid length dresses and skirts are a must have for the spring summer 2012 months and the brand is definitely endorsing the very same trend in several ways. Shirtdresses are one of the most interesting style options provided, especially due to the fabrics used. Leather and PVC are some of the fabrics used to create interest and to add a touch of edginess and originality to the outfits presented.

Aside from feminine dresses with a conservative vibe in terms of cuts and details, flirty evening dresses with the already popular high split, peasant tops, short leather jackets and chiffon details are other style trends that stood out. With the multitude of versatile pieces presented and the fairly balanced array of color choices, the collection is definitely one of the most balanced ones from this edition of the Milan Fashion Week.

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