Once again, the fashion week circuit is in full swing as it looks to Paris Fashion Week for continuation of runway shows. But before it could head to the French city, Daniel Lee presented his highly-anticipated Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2020 collection at Milan Fashion Week.
Amid unexpected colour palettes and cult pieces, the collection presented androgynous lace silhouettes and reimagined proportions of tailoring and sportswear, but what no one would expect was a literal step forward in sartorial technology. Taking centre stage, the Italian fashion house revealed its first 100 percent biodegradable shoe, and sign us up.
Reminiscent of clogs, Lee revived the combat boot with a chunky iteration and has been said to be made completely from 100 percent biodegradable materials. Made for both men and women, the style was seen in an array of colours including brown, neon green, tan, and hot pink and is a playful departure from the brand’s detailed designs, a signature to Lee. Paired under gowns and slouchy pants, the style is certainly not for the faint-hearted, yet with the inexplicable influence of Bottega Veneta, we can quickly see the style becoming a coveted piece among consumers.
As the fashion industry continues to be considered as one of the biggest industry polluters, technology in clothing has never been so important. In 2019, Kanye West was another designer looking to using biodegradable materials, namely algae, to make up his next iteration of Yeezy’s. Will other designers follow suit? Stay tuned.