Bottega Veneta Just Launched A New Handbag And It Can’t Stay In Stock

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Matthieu Blazy’s trompe-l’œil leather jeans and shirts weren’t the only talking-points from his sophomore show for Bottega Veneta – ditto the Kate Moss cameo. Amidst the elevated basics on offer, Blazy’s confident new bag shape, the Andiamo, made its debut, immediately becoming a hot topic in the hours afterwards. Fans made an immediate mental note to “add to wish list”.

The Andiamo made its debut on Bottega Veneta’s spring/summer 2023 runway.

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The playful yet elegant Andiamo – meaning “let’s go” in Italian – taps into Blazy’s founding principle “craft in motion”, a mantra that influences his designs each season, and the brand says the bag’s dynamic design is “a vision for elevated everyday living”.

Large Andiamo In Dark Brown

Meticulously crafted from paper-thin calf leather in the Bottega Veneta atelier, the silhouette proposes a fresh take on the house’s signature woven intrecciato technique, realised as a slouchy tote that’s available in three sizes. 

Recognisable for the subtle gold-finish hardware, which is in the shape of a knot, the bag was perhaps the most practical accessory in Blazy’s spring/summer 2023 line-up, given its boxy structure, divided internal compartments and braided strap, that can be worn crossbody or over the shoulder. (The bucket-shaped Kalimero, another hero bag from the collection, is an objet by comparison.)

Michelle Yeoh carrying the medium Andiamo in “Fondant”. 

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RM carrying the Andiamo in Incheon Airport.

The Andiamo was a “timeless addition” for deputy director of Vogue’s global fashion network, Laura Ingham, who says her accessories “act like fashion foundations” that “complement and enhance” her personal style. 

“I love its versatility,” continues Laura, who recently test-drove the Andiamo at Paris Fashion Week. The only downside? Choosing from the vast colour range: Glacier (a very light teal), Fondant (dark brown), Barolo (rich maroon), Travertine (beige green), Inkwell (dark blue), Ice Cream (light pale yellow) and optic white. But all in all, “it’s an investment piece that will last a lifetime.” 

Medium Andiamo In Glacier

Medium Andiamo In Travertine

Small Andiamo In Ice Cream

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