We asked FERRY VAN DER NAT to shoot megamodel ANNA EWERS in this season’s BOTTEGA VENETA, designed by the sensational DANIEL LEE, for the cover of 032c Issue #38 (Summer 2020). And he did: in Milan, on the heels of the brand’s canonizing presentation back in February – Lee’s third on the runway since joining the label – and just a step ahead of lockdown in the Italian fashion capital. In the months leading up to the show, Bottega Veneta had been christened “brand of the year,” and the creative director had scooped up a record-breaking number of fashion awards, taking home four from December’s annual British Fashion Council ceremony alone – more than any designer ever has in one cycle. Nothing in 2020 went as predicted, and we decided to cancel the print issue – and van der Nat’s cover – as we scanned the post-COVID landscape for industry insights. Among our discoveries: the title still goes to Bottega Veneta. The Pre-Fall collection is out, so we’re releasing the story right here, online. Now the cover feature that never was, is, too.
All looks available at Bottega Veneta.
Styled by our own MARC GOEHRING and shot by van der Nat against a simple studio backdrop, industry top Ewers models Bottega’s new dexterity in sheer knitwear, chain-link hardware, sportswear-inspired waterproof leather, and silhouettes from both mens’ and women’s Spring and Pre-Fall collections.
- All Clothing