“I grew up in a house with a lot of women, so I am concerned with what they need,” declared creative director Tomas Maier when asked about the 2013 Bottega Venetta Resort Collection. Luxury and comfort are at the core of this collection. Maier tackled the subject of weekend attire by asking himself what women would wear during their days off. The answer was viscose jersey lean track pants with matching superfine cashmere jackets, sporty tanks and long velvet evening dresses. Head-to-toe monochromatic outfits display a faded-citrus palette inspired by frescoes of Tiepolo and Vienese. Butter yellow, pale peach and pistachio cashmere double-breasted peacoats with wide-leg trousers felt laid-back for such a mature look. Experimenting with materials introduces an alternative to the traditional leather bag. What resulted was a type of silk-leather that the the House used in the seventies, used now to make a slim day clutch. In another piece, Japanese paper and metal were woven into their signature intrecciato bag. Finally, organic black rubber with aluminium embellishments was used to make the large cabat bag. This collection clearly embodies innovation in an effortless elegance.